Course starts on openHPI: Digital privacy, Python and Java for schools


Dear Learning Community,

We're excited to announce our latest course offerings on openHPI! Whether you're keen to delve into digital privacy or embark on programming with Python or Java, openHPI is your go-to platform.

Digital Privacy: Safeguarding Your Online Data

Embark on a two-week journey starting March 6 with the course "Digital Privacy: How to Protect Your Personal Data Online" (offered in German). Created by HPI Master's student Johannes Klemm, this course equips you with essential skills to secure your personal data on the web and fosters a keen sense of data security. Engage in interactive practical exercises to apply what you've learned immediately. No prior experience is needed. Support Johannes Klemm's research for his Master's thesis by participating.

Register now at no cost: https://open.hpi.de/courses/privatsphaere2024

School Courses on openHPI

Starting April 8, 2024, after the Easter holidays, we're launching school-specific courses in "Learning Programming with Python - School Version" and "Object-Oriented Programming in Java - School Version" (both in German). These courses are tailored for school students but are open to all enthusiasts. Whether you're new to programming or looking to further your skills, you're warmly invited.

Learning to programme with Python - school version (Grade 7 and up)

The ten-week course "Programming with Python" (in German) is among openHPI's most popular offerings. Designed for students aged 12 to 18, it requires no previous knowledge. Participants will develop their own programs and gain insights into software operation.

Enroll for free: http://open.hpi.de/courses/pythonjunior-schule2024

Object-orientated programming in Java - school version (Grade 10 and up)

In this ten-week course Object-Oriented Programming in Java (in German), high school students (grades 10-13) will master the fundamentals of Java and object-oriented programming. Join Detective Duke in solving a captivating kidnapping case, applying your learning to regular programming tasks.

Free registration: https://open.hpi.de/courses/javaeinstieg-schule2024

Podcast Recommendation: AI and Design Thinking

Discover the synergy between artificial intelligence and design thinking in our everyday lives, from professional to creative endeavors. Listen to Dr. Claudia Nicolai, academic director at the HPI d-school, and Samuel Tschepe, design thinking expert, as they explore the future collaboration between humans and machines in our "Neuland" podcast (in German).

Tune in: podcast.hpi.de

Update on the openHPI Winter School

Don't miss out on the openHPI Winter School! Available until March 31, this is your chance to explore our most popular AI courses (in German). The "ChatGPT: What Does Generative AI Mean for Our Society?" course (in German) has recently hit 20,000 enrollees. Watch Christian Warmuth's update video for the latest on generative AI.

We're thrilled to have you join us!

Please share this information with your school, colleagues, friends, and acquaintances. Follow us on LinkedIn for more updates.

Warmest regards,
The openHPI Team

Prof Christoph Meinel's farewell from openHPI


Dear openHPI learning community,

After reaching the age limit and retiring from HPI in spring, the two courses „Blick hinter den Hype: Aktuelle Entwicklungen rund um KI, Blockchain und IoT“ and “Web-Technologies – Backbone of the Emerging Digital World“ were my last on the openHPI platform. I would like to thank not only the participants of these two courses but also the many others for their interest. Although I am saying goodbye now, there is a good way to stay in touch. More about this at the end of this text.

In total, I was able to offer you 34 free courses on openHPI - 16 6-week courses, one 4-week course, and 17 2-week courses. In total, almost 325,000 learners have enrolled in "my" courses, almost 50,000 have graduated with a "Record of Achievement" and over 80,000 have received a "Confirmation of Participation".

The idea of setting up a platform for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at HPI came to us when Prof. Sebastian Thrun transferred his AI lecture at Stanford University to the Internet in 2011, thus initiating the triumphant advance of MOOCs. These interactive online courses, in which anyone can take part without any prerequisites, exchange ideas with other learners on the connected discussion platform and thus learn in a virtual community, are now very popular. The openHPI platform developed at my chair by highly committed doctoral students and staff was the first European MOOC platform at the time. We opened it in 2012 with an English-language course "In-Memory Technology" by Prof. Hasso Plattner and a German-language course "Internetworking" by me. Since then, we have recorded almost 1.3 million registrations from more than 350,000 learners worldwide in the courses offered by HPI professors and students.

Building on the experiences and learnings with openHPI, I will found a digital university after leaving HPI, the German University of Digital Science, which will also launch its own MOOC platform German-UDS.academy.

This is my farewell to the openHPI platform. Once again, I would like to thank you for the good cooperation in the courses here. I would be delighted to see you again in one or another online course.

Yours, Christoph Meinel

openHPI starts into the new year


Dear Learning Community,

We hope you have had a good start to the new year! The year 2024 has begun just as the old year ended: with many headlines about new applications of artificial intelligence. In the new year, it will be important to understand this future technology even better. That's why we'd like to draw your attention to this current course on openHPI:

Course start: "Understanding Embeddings for NLP"

In this course, learn how embeddings work in language processing. This offer from the AI Service Center Berlin-Brandenburg (KISZ-BB) explains how words can be converted into machine-readable formats and what role they play in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning. It also sheds light on how this technology forms the basis for semantic search applications by making it possible to capture the meaning of words and provide more relevant search results. Ideal for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of Natural Language Processing.

Enroll now: https://open.hpi.de/courses/embeddingsfornlp-kisz2023

In addition to this, the AI Service Centre Berlin Brandenburg regularly offers face-to-face workshops that apply all the findings from this course in a practical way. The next workshop will take place on 23.01.2024. Places are limited. If you are interested, you can register here:

Link to registration: https://hpi.de/en/the-hpi/registration/2024/embeddings-workshop/

openHPI Winter School

Our Winter School with courses on artificial intelligence is proving to be very popular. We are very pleased that the four courses have already reached over 52,000 enrollments.

You can take these courses from now until 31 March 2024 and complete them with an exam and a Certificate of Achievement:

Please note that you can only enroll to the course "openHPI Winter School" after you have completed one of the four courses with a Certificate of Achievement. Thus, in addition to the Record of Achievement in the individual courses, you can receive a Record of Achievement and an Open Badge of the openHPI Winter School, which you are welcome to share on social networks.

Are you interested? Then register here: https://open.hpi.de/courses/winterschool2024

Event tip: HPI conference empowerHER+

The topic of artificial intelligence will also be explored at the HPI conference empowerHER+ on the 25th and 26th of January, 2024. The digital future needs IT expertise that is diverse and has a broad perspective on the challenges of our time. The conference brings women+ onto the stage to shape innovation and drive research forward. Students, young professionals, employees, and employers are invited - in short, everyone who sees technology and diversity as key to our future. If you would like to take part, you can register here:

Link to registration: https://hpi.de/das-hpi/veranstaltungen/konferenzen/empowerher-konferenz/konferenz.html

Podcast tip: Neuland (in German)

The new year also starts with a new episode of our podcast. Our guest this time is Stefan Neuber. He has just started his studies at HPI and has already achieved a lot. Stefan has developed the maths learning app MatheX. He has already received several awards for this idea - and was able to present his app at a conference right before Michelle Obama's appearance. In the latest Neuland episode, he explains how he wants to further develop his learning app with the help of artificial intelligence.

Link to the podcast: podcast.hpi.de

Note on the openHPI mobile apps

As of 31 January 2024, the openHPI apps for Android and iOS will be discontinued and removed from the app stores. Please use the openHPI mobile website as an alternative.

We hope you enjoy listening and learning!

Please feel free to forward the course information to colleagues, friends and acquaintances.

Best regards,
the openHPI team

openHPI Review 2023 & Outlook 2024


The rapid development of generative AI systems was on everyone's lips this year. The need for knowledge in this area was immense. We were very pleased about the great interest in our 2023 course program. Many thanks to everyone who enrolled!

openHPI Winter School (in German)

Because the topic of "Artificial Intelligence" will continue to occupy us all, we are opening a small AI Winter School on openHPI - and are reactivating some popular courses for you. You can take these courses from now until 31 March 2024 and complete them with an exam and certificate of achievement:

Upon successful completion of a course, you will also receive a certificate of achievement and an open badge for the AI Winter School (in German).

Are you interested? Then register here: https://open.hpi.de/courses/winterschool2024

Review 2023

openHPI currently has around 1.3 million registrations and over 350,000 users, of which 35,081 users and 132,411 registrations have been added this year. The number of certificates of achievement rose by around 15,000 to around 150,000. We concluded the year with the course "Web Technologies - Backbone of the Emerging Digital World" by Prof Dr Christoph Meinel. He launched the openHPI platform and made a significant contribution to its success with his commitment. Many thanks from the entire team for this commitment!

Outlook 2024

Over the next few months, we will be reorganising the openHPI offering. This process will take some time - and we ask for your understanding. In future, we want to reach even more of the people who will shape the digital world of tomorrow. If you would like to actively support us in this endeavour, you can apply now for the openHPI Education Content Team Leader (m/f/d): job advertisement in the applicant portal

Podcast tip

In the meantime, you can be inspired by our podcast "Neuland" (in German). We recommend this episode, among others:

How does a young female entrepreneur view the development of generative AI? Mona Ghazi studied at HPI and has already founded her own company. In the SPIEGEL cover story, the 21-year-old was asked what makes "Generation Z" tick - and what they think about the world of work. You can listen to the interview with Mona Ghazi here: Neuland - der HPI-Wissenspodcast

Note on openHPI apps

As of 31 January 2024, the Android and iOS app will be discontinued and removed from the app stores. Please use the openHPI mobile website as an alternative.

We wish you happy holidays - and all the best for the new year. We'll see you again in 2024!

openHPI course Web Technologies – Backbone of the Emerging Digital World - Enroll now!


Dear Learning Community,

We would like to invite you to our new Web Technologies course on openHPI as well as share the latest "Neuland" podcast episodes with you.

Web Technologies – Backbone of the Emerging Digital World (start date 25.10.)

The six-week course Web Technologies – Backbone of the Emerging Digital World led by Prof. Christoph Meinel starts today.

Although the World Wide Web is only 30 years old, we can no longer imagine life without it. The Web is ubiquitous and has changed all of our personal, professional, and social lives.

Enroll to this course and learn how the web works. The free course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction, URI, and HTTP
  • HTML, CSS, and XML
  • Client-side Web Programming
  • Server-side Web Programming
  • Search and shopping on the web
  • Online Learning & Cloud Computing

The course is open to all participants with no requirement of prior knowledge on the subject and it ends with a theoretical and practical peer-assessment final exam.

Enroll now: https://open.hpi.de/courses/webtech2023

Podcast episodes on sustainable AI and secrets in closed software

Do you already know our monthly HPI podcast "Neuland"? We would like to recommend the latest episodes on sustainable AI and reverse engineering.

Prof. Dr. Ralf Herbrich, HPI Managing Director and chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Sustainability research group discusses with host Leon Stebe how AI models can support the fight against climate change and what needs to be done to reduce the carbon footprint of Artificial Intelligence.

Listen to the episode here: podcast.hpi.de

Mobile devices such as smartphones or fitness trackers are everywhere. The devices' vulnerabilities are increasingly being exploited to steal personal data. Many devices do not use open source software, so the risk of cyberattacks can hardly be estimated. Dr. Jiska Classen, head of the junior research group "Cybersecurity - Mobile & Wireless", reconstructs these systems and reveals security vulnerabilities with the help of "reverse engineering".

Listen to the interview with host Leon Stebe (in German) here: podcast.hpi.de

Feel free to share these recommendations with your circle of friends and acquaintances or follow us on LinkedIn.

Best regards,
the openHPI team

Free openHPI courses on Knowledge Graphs and Web Technologies


openHPI offers you two new courses this fall. We look forward to having you with us!

Knowledge Graphs - Foundations and Applications (start date 11.10.)

Today, the six-week English-language course Knowledge Graphs - Foundations and Applications by Prof. Dr. Harald Sack and his team starts. This course provides a comprehensive overview of knowledge graphs, their underlying technologies, and their significance in today's digital world.

The course is aimed at students, practitioners of computer science, digital humanities, and information sciences, and enthusiasts with an AI related background and an interest in symbolic knowledge representation.

Enroll now: https://open.hpi.de/courses/knowledgegraphs2023

Web Technologies – Backbone of the Emerging Digital World (start date 25.10.)

The six-week course Web Technologies – Backbone of the Emerging Digital World led by Prof. Christoph Meinel starts in 2 weeks. It tells us everything we need to know about the World Wide Web. Everybody with an interest in the topic is welcome to join.

Interested? Then register here: https://open.hpi.de/courses/webtech2023

Save the Date: Clean-IT Conference 25/26 October 2023

The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) is bringing together high-ranking, international representatives from science, economics, and politics in Potsdam as part of the second clean-IT conference on October 25th and 26th, 2023. They will show and discuss how digital technologies can support the fight against climate change and what needs to be done to further reduce the carbon footprint of digitalization.

We are pleased to announce the following eminent speakers:

  • Daniela Kluckert, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport
  • Dr. Ceren Susut-Bennett, Associate Director of Advanced Scientific Computing Research at the U.S. Department of Energy
  • John Platt, Distinguished Scientist at Google
  • Prof. Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Prof. Dirk Messner, President of the German Environment Agency
  • Dr. Philipp Herzig, Head of Cross Product Engineering & Experience at SAP

Register now: https://hpi.de/veranstaltungen/hpi-veranstaltungen/2023/clean-it-conference.html

Feel free to share these recommendations with your circle of friends and acquaintances or follow us on LinkedIn.

Future Technologies - From AI to Blockchain and Quantum Computing


openHPI offers you a diverse program of courses on future technologies this fall. Whether you are planning a new career start or are pursuing the topic out of private interest, you will learn a lot of new things and gain interesting insights into digital technologies in these online courses. We look forward to meeting you!

Quantum Computing for Natural Sciences (started on 06.09.)

On Wednesday, the two-week English-language course Quantum Computing for Natural Sciences started. In this for the time being last course in the series of Quantum MOOCs on openHPI, the IBM Research Team shows you how to use quantum computers to calculate the properties of molecules and simulate their dynamics. You will learn algorithms for calculating ground and excited state energies and simulating molecular dynamics. After the course, you will be able to understand the latest research in quantum computing for the natural sciences.

Enroll now: https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-nature2023

An Introduction to Probabilistic Machine Learning (starts Sept. 20).

Probabilistic machine learning has gained much practical relevance in the last 15 years because it is highly data efficient and highly scalable. Moreover, it is closely related to causal inference, which is one of the most important methods for measuring cause-effect relationships in machine learning models and explainable artificial intelligence. In the 4-week English-language course Probabilistic Machine Learning, you will learn about all the latest developments in probabilistic modeling and inference. Course instructor Prof. Ralf Herbrich will cover the theoretical as well as the practical and computational aspects of probabilistic machine learning.

For successful course participation, you should have basic knowledge in analysis and in the programming languages C/C++ and Python.

Interested? Then register here: https://open.hpi.de/courses/probabilisticai2023

A look behind the hype (started on 30.08.)

The course Look behind the Hype: Current Developments around AI, Blockchain and IoT led by Prof. Christoph Meinel is already in its second week. However, it is still possible to join. The course provides basic knowledge and shows concrete use cases of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT). In addition, we discuss the question at which point these technologies have arrived and whether it is really a matter of hype or innovation. You can also look forward to exciting interview partners who will report from the field in the course.

Feel free to share these course recommendations with your circle of friends and acquaintances or follow us on LinkedIn.

Future Technologies and new Student Courses - openHPI back from Summer Break


openHPI is back from its summer break. On August 30, it's time to log back in to openHPI and take a look at new learning content. Look forward to a highly topical subject: In the six-week course "Looking behind the hype: Current developments around AI, blockchain and IoT", you will gain in-depth insights into three groundbreaking technologies that - used in tandem - have the potential for massive social transformation.

Looking behind the hype - Three reasons to participate

Prof. Christoph Meinel and his team will take you into the world of Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). We give you three reasons why you should not miss this course:

Understanding AI better: At an unprecedented rate, one technological innovation is chasing the next. The variety of AI applications is growing and growing. For some a curse, for others a blessing, generative AI systems such as ChatGPT are having a tremendous impact on our everyday lives and our working world. In this course, you will learn on the one hand about the technical foundations and prerequisites that are driving the development of AI. On the other hand, we want to show you which fields of application artificial intelligences can be used in and which successful applications already exist. Finally, we will talk about social and ethical aspects that play a role in the development of AI.

Security for the Internet of Things: Smart IoT devices are increasingly present in everyday life. Smartphones, entertainment systems or controllable thermostat systems are just a small selection of possible things that can be controlled via the Internet. To avoid cyber attacks on these devices, security aspects should be considered from the outset (security by design). We will show you where attacks are possible and what measures you can take to protect yourself.

Lastly, we will turn our attention to the topic of blockchain and take a closer look at the cryptocurrency Bitcoin in particular. After the course, you will know the building blocks of Bitcoin technology and also be able to understand the concrete implementation. In this context, Dr. Martin Heinig tells us in an interview what Germany's largest software group is developing in the context of blockchain.

Insight into practice: For this course, we have invited some experts for an interview. They add their practical perspective to the topic and provide valuable insights into ongoing projects. We talk to Michael Kollig, EMEA North CE Director at Google, Martin Heinig, Head of New Ventures and Technologies at SAP and Nadine Schön, Member of the Bundestag and Deputy Chairwoman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group.

Have we aroused your interest?
Then register here: https://open.hpi.de/courses/zukunftstechnologien2023

Offers for pupils on openHPI

With "Learn programming with Python" (start September 6, 2023) and "Pre-course math - basics for studying computer science" (start September 13), we offer interested young people two exciting topics at once, which not only prepare them for class or for their soon to be studies, but are also fun.

Learn to program with Python.
The four-week online course "Learning to program with Python" has become one of our openHPI classics. It is aimed at students between the ages of 12 and 18. Three students and a research assistant will introduce the simple but very powerful programming language Python, which is also often used in industry and research. Python is by far one of the most popular programming languages worldwide. It is used in a wide variety of web applications, and even the popular computer game Snake is programmed in Python. The programming language, whose emblem is the snake of the same name, is characterized above all by good readability and many available libraries. The course participants do not need to have any previous knowledge. You will write your own small programs in the course and learn to better understand the principles according to which software works internally.

Sign up here: https://open.hpi.de/courses/pythonjunior2023-1

Pre-course Math - Basics for Computer Science Studies
The pre-course math is primarily aimed at high school graduates or high school students who can imagine studying a MINT subject. In this 3-week course, instructor Timo Kötzing will review with you the math basics that are required for such studies, e.g. differential and integral calculus, calculating with unknowns or logarithms and exponentiation. Here, the HPI scientist emphasizes, "Mathematics is not about someone having certain knowledge. It's about enjoying fiddling around, solving problems and even getting stuck into a task once in a while if you can't come up with a solution right away." With this in mind, we hope you enjoy this course!

Registration under: https://open.hpi.de/courses/mathe2023

We look forward to seeing you in the course!

Review, Outlook & Summer Break


The most successful online course on openHPI has just ended. ChatGPT - What does generative AI mean for our society has inspired more than 16,000 learners.

Final report: That was the ChatGPT course

Course instructors Johannes Hötter and Christian Warmuth, both Master's graduates at HPI, are pleased with the success of their course: "Since the 'aha' experience with ChatGPT, the broad mass of society has been experiencing a leap in technology that was previously thought impossible. We were obviously able to take the pulse of the times with our course and have dealt in depth with precisely those topics that are currently frequently discussed at the kitchen table, in offices, and in schools and universities."

The final survey, in which 1,800 people took part, shows that the largest number of learners is the group of over 50s with no technical background knowledge. A positive aspect was the lively discussion in the forum: There were around 3,000 contributions there within four weeks.

Sometimes the course instructors had to point out to the well-informed participants that statements made in the course were already outdated - 2 weeks after the content was recorded. "This shows the speed of development in this area. It will continue to increase," says Johannes, looking to the future with excitement. Along with Christian, he expects a wide range of other major language models, both proprietary and freely available (open source), to be released soon. "These will become more accessible and the maturity of applications will grow rapidly," is the trend assessment of the two course leaders.

The course on the disruptive impact of language models such as ChatGPT and image generation programs such as DALL-E or Midjourney will continue to be available to the public for free in archive mode, as usual.

Looking forward to upcoming courses

After a short summer break, we will be back for you on August 30, 2023 - with a course that also focuses on groundbreaking future technologies. In Looking behind the hype: current developments around AI, blockchain and IoT, Prof. Christoph Meinel and his team present the basics and concepts of the aforementioned technologies and show the current state of development and typical use cases.

  • What is behind the current AI applications such as ChatGPT?
  • In which areas does artificial intelligence currently and in the future play a role and what does this mean for the respective industry?
  • What is behind blockchain technology and how is it used in the case of cryptocurrencies?
  • What possibilities does the Internet of Things (IoT) open up for making our environment "smart" and what are the limitations?

If you are also asking yourself such or similar questions, you should enroll in this 6-week course.

https://open.hpi.de/courses/zukunftstechnologien2023

We would like to make special mention of the interview partners, who enrich this course with their assessment of the topic:

  • Mike Schubert, Lord Mayor of the state capital Potsdam
  • Nadine Schön MdB, Deputy Chairwoman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group
  • Dr. Martin Heinig, Head of New Ventures and Technologies at SAP
  • Michael Kollig, Director Customer Engineering EMEA North Google Cloud

We are very much looking forward to this valuable input!

One week later, on September 6, 2023, the last course in the Quantum Technologies series for now will begin. In Quantum Computing for Natural Sciences, the IBM Research course team bridges the gap between chemistry and quantum technologies. Quantum computers are particularly powerful at simulating other quantum systems. This is important for many problems in the natural sciences, such as materials and drug development. Since even the largest supercomputers struggle to perform the required simulations, quantum computation could revolutionize these industries. Participants will learn how quantum algorithms can be used to study the properties of molecules. The 3-week English-language course is primarily intended for students in STEM fields and professionals with a technical background.

View the trailer and feel free to enroll here:
https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-nature2023

Also feel free to forward the course information to colleagues, friends, and acquaintances.

We wish you a nice summertime!

Free openHPI course on ChatGPT (in German) & EMOOCs Conference at HPI


On Wednesday, June 14, 2023, the new course "ChatGPT: What does generative AI mean for our society?" (in German) will start with over 10,000 participants on openHPI. Register now for free for the beginner course and learn about AI technologies like ChatGPT, DALL-E and Midjourney. No prior technical knowledge or programming experience is necessary.

The four-week course is led by HPI alumni and AI experts Johannes Hötter and Christian Warmuth. The course will be offered in cooperation with the KI-Servicezentrum Berlin-Brandenburg (KISZ-BB), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

The course leaders will share views on generative AI's foreseeable and disruptive impact on our society.

There are interviews with these high-profile guests in the course with different perspectives on AI:

  • Dr. Jens Brandenburg MP, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Education and Research
  • Dr. Anna Christmann MP, Commissioner of Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection for the Digital Economy and Startups
  • Dr. Sebastian Wieczorek, Vice President Artificial Intelligence Technology and Global Lead of AI Ethics at SAP
  • Sibylle Anderl, Head of the Science Department at F.A.Z. and F.A.S.
  • Sebastian Heinz, founder and CEO of statworx and the AI Hub Frankfurt
  • Julia Gundlach, co-leader of the "reframe[Tech] – Algorithms for the Common Good" project at the Bertelsmann Foundation
  • Andre Zayarni, founder and CEO of Qdrant

Join us to discover generative AI and register now for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/kizukunft2023

Please also share this information with colleagues, friends and acquaintances interested in ChatGPT: https://open.hpi.de/courses/kizukunft2023

EMOOCs Conference at Hasso Plattner Institute

Also starting Wednesday, the most important conference in the field of Massive Open Online Courses, the "European MOOC Stakeholder Summit" (EMOOCs 2023) will take place at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam. We will welcome high-level keynote speakers and guests from around the world. For those who cannot be on-site, there is the possibility of online participation.

Register now: https://emoocs.hpi.de/index.php/registration/

Best regards,
the openHPI team

openHPI course ChatGPT & generative AI (in German) - Enroll now!


We invite you to openHPI on an exciting journey into the world of generative artificial intelligence. Our brand new, free openHPI course "ChatGPT: What does generative AI mean for our society?" (in German) starts on June 14, 2023.

Join us at the forefront of technological progress and discover the revolutionary developments of AI systems such as ChatGPT, DALLE, and Midjourney during the four-week course.

The openHPI course is led by HPI alumni Johannes Hötter and Christian Warmuth in cooperation with the KI-Servicezentrum Berlin-Brandenburg (KISZ-BB), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The course instructors have already offered two successful Marianne-Englert-Award winning AI courses for beginners with over 25,000 participants on openHPI.

In this course, we will:

  • Discover how generative AI and breakthrough technologies like ChatGPT work.
  • Explore potential use cases and the associated opportunities and limitations.
  • Engage with burning questions such as, "will our jobs be replaced?" or "will we see the emergence of a whole new field of employment?"
  • Discuss strategies with course instructors to minimize potential risks, such as the spread of misinformation.

Who is invited?

Everyone!!
This free course is for everyone - young or old, tech novice or avid learner. No prior technical knowledge or programming experience is required. Knowledge of the topics covered in the course "Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Beginners" (in German) is recommended. If you have not taken the course before, you can complete it through self-study.

Discover generative AI with us and sign up now for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/kizukunft2023

Finally, we can't wait to welcome you into this course, share discussions together, and begin an exciting journey into the world of generative AI! Tag along!

Please also share this information with your colleagues, friends, and acquaintances who are interested in ChatGPT: https://open.hpi.de/courses/kizukunft2023

Best regards
the openHPI team

International Conference for Digital Education - Join us at EMOOCs


Leading experts in online learning will gather at Europe's most important summit in the field of Massive Open Online Courses, the "European MOOC Stakeholder Summit" (EMOOCs 2023). The conference for digital education will take place in Potsdam from 14 to 16 June. For all those who cannot be on-site, there is also the possibility of online participation.

You can look forward to exciting sessions on current research around MOOCs, micro-credentials, and innovative learning technologies. You will also gain insights into European projects and frameworks on digital education. And of course, there will be enough time during the poster session or at the cozy dinner for exchange and networking.

Register now: https://emoocs.hpi.de/index.php/registration/

The main focus will be on analyzing whether the boom in online learning, accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic, is lasting or slowing down. There will also be discussions on how artificial intelligence (AI) such as ChatGPT can promote digital education and whether, beyond modular partial degrees - so-called micro degrees - the future could also belong to complete online degree programs.

"We are eagerly awaiting, for example, the presentation by our colleague Anant Agarwal, who founded edX in 2012," says Prof. Christoph Meinel, head of openHPI. Together with Coursera, edX is one of the platforms with the most enrolments in open online courses worldwide.

You can look forward to these renowned speakers:

  • Prof. Anant Agarwal, founder of edX, United States
  • Dr. Jens Brandenburg, Parliamentary State Secretary, Germany
  • Prof. Carlos Delgado Kloos, Vice President for Strategy and Digital Education, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Dr. M.S. Vijay Kumar, Senior Advisor to VP Open Learning, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, United States
  • Prof. Catherine Mongenet, CEO France Université Numérique (FUN), France
  • Prof. Antonella Poce, Professor in Experimental Pedagogy, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
  • Kathy Pugh, Senior Vice President Partnerships at edX, United States
  • George Ubachs, Managing Director at EADTU, The Netherlands

We are looking forward to meeting you in June!

Best regards
the openHPI Team/EMOOCs Organization Committee

New openHPI Junior Course & Compliance Management & Quantum Computing


We are pleased to present "Wie denkt ein Computer? Vom Sandkorn bis zur Software", a new course in our Junior Series specifically designed for high school students:

Wie denkt ein Computer? Vom Sandkorn bis zur Software

What does sand have to do with computers? And how does a computer "think"? If you often wonder how these computers actually work, what they are capable of, and how they manage to represent everything with 0 and 1, then sign up now for the new free course for students "Wie denkt ein Computer? Vom Sandkorn bis zur Software", which starts on April 26. You don't need any previous knowledge. The course is primarily aimed at students from grade 10 upwards, and you can look forward to practical tasks with various simulation tools with which you can try out circuits and machine commands yourself.

Get to know the teaching team in the trailer and sign up right away: https://open.hpi.de/courses/sandkorn-bis-software2023

Legal aspects are the topic of another openHPI course starting on May 3:

Compliance Management - Die Umsetzung der Whistleblower Richtlinie

Dr. Ina Haarhoff, legal advisor of the Hasso Plattner Institute, will discuss the implementation of the EU Whistleblower Directive into German law. The purpose of this directive is to protect people who point out wrongdoing in a company. However, how this can look in detail, e.g. the establishment of anonymous reporting channels, was and is controversial. Here, the EU had left legislators some room for maneuver. The course is aimed at the one hand at employees in companies with more than 50 employees, and on the other hand at decision-makers in smaller companies who may also be affected by the whistleblower directive.

Click here to register: https://open.hpi.de/courses/compliance2023

Quanteninformation und Kryptgraphie - Part 3

Last, but not least, we would like to invite you to the third and last part of the course series "Quanteninformation und Kryptographie" by Prof. Dr. Jörg Hettel. This course deepens the knowledge from the courses Quantum Information and Cryptography - Part 1 and Part 2. Participants in this course will learn how the exchange of quantum information through quantum networks can work. The central concepts of a quantum network are entanglement and teleportation. In order to use teleportation on a large scale, so-called repeaters are needed. Closely related to this is quantum error correction as a necessary prerequisite for transmitting qubits as error-free as possible. Look forward to novel applications that go beyond quantum key distribution.

Interested? Click here to register: https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-kryptographie-3-2023

We look forward to lively discussions in our courses!

Best regards
the openHPI team

Enroll for our new exciting courses this spring!


Slowly but surely, spring is coming! It's wonderful that you can learn from anywhere with openHPI - whether with a delicious cappuccino on the balcony or in the S-Bahn on the way to work. We are happy to present you with a variety of courses for the upcoming weeks.

Energy Efficient Programming (English) - starting on 12th April 2023

This 2-week English-language course deals with the energy efficiency of software and digital technologies. Professor Vesselin Iossifov from the Berlin University of Applied Sciences will teach specific programming principles and techniques that increase the energy efficiency of an algorithm - using examples of C and Assembly language. With examples from linear algebra, it will introduce energy-efficient coding techniques for x86/x64-based computers and present measurement methods for the energy consumption of programs.
The course is intended primarily for undergraduate and graduate students in computer science, communications engineering, electrical engineering, or closely related fields.

Register here: https://open.hpi.de/courses/cleanIT-x862022

Introduction to Quantum Computing (German) - Part 3 - Starting on 12th April 2023

Another long-awaited continuation of the Quantum Computing series will start on the 12th of April: Introduction to Quantum Computing Part 3, led by Prof. Bettina Just.

You will be introduced to the mechanism of phase kickback, which is the basis of many quantum algorithms. Here you will also encounter some already-known examples of quantum algorithms. Afterwards, it will be about quantum error recovery. The course will also explain why quantum bits have complex ( and not simply real) amplitudes. The course concludes with a dive into Adiabatic Quantum Computing, which works quite differently than quantum computing with the circuit model and offers a promising approach to solving optimization problems.

The course presumes some basic proficiency in quantum computing. You are expected to be familiar with the basic concepts and to understand the basic operation of quantum gates, registers, bits, and circuits. If you are not yet completely comfortable with these topics, we recommend attending Part 1 and Part 2 of the course series.

Register here for part 3: https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-intro-3-2023

AI and Data Quality (German) - Starting on 19th April 2023

This 2-week German-language course focuses on ensuring that the use of artificial intelligence not only provides the right data quality but also meets ethical and legal requirements. The course will be taught by HPI professor Felix Naumann, media ethicist Dr. Jessica Heesen from the University of Tübingen, criminal law professor Frauke Rostalski from the University of Köln, and standards expert Dr. Sebastian Hallensleben from the German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE e. V.).

The course participants will learn that if AI is to be used in a socially acceptable way, it will require massive volumes of suitable and high-quality training data. Computer science, law, ethics, and standardization will each have a special perspective on this Big Data issue surrounding machine learning.

Beginners in the topic can learn more about data collection and data processing to use good, fair and balanced training data to create fair AI systems.

Register here: https://open.hpi.de/courses/kidaten2023

Outlook: Data Science Bootcamp (English) - launching 7th June 2023

Join us for our Data Science Bootcamp (in English) and gain indispensable skills in data analytics and machine learning! Our comprehensive program will emphasize real-world datasets and empower you with the tools required to succeed in the fast-growing field of data science. Whether you want to improve your career prospects or interpret data for your field, our boot camp perfectly suits you if you enjoy learning and have basic Python skills.

Sign up now and start your journey into the world of Data Science: https://open.hpi.de/courses/datascience2023

We are looking forward to interacting with you in one of our next courses!

Farewell of Prof. Meinel from the HPI Executive Board

openHPI would not exist in its current form without one person: Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel led countless courses on Cybersecurity, Web and Internet technologies, and influenced the learning platform like no other. On 31st March 2023, he ended his work as managing director of the Hasso Plattner Institute after 18 years. However, he remains committed to his passion project openHPI and we look forward to many more years together! In the FAZ podcast (German) he discusses his plans further.

Warm Greetings,
the openHPI team

Internetworking Edition 2023 & Potsdam Cyber Games


Around five billion people worldwide use the Internet - more than half the world's population. It has revolutionized our everyday lives. Banking transactions, sending e-mails, ordering products online - all this can be done easily and quickly via the network of networks. If you want to understand what's behind this technology that has changed our lives like no other in the past 54 years, you should enroll in this course:

Internetworking - Edition 2023
This beginner's course has already started on March 1, in which Prof. Christoph Meinel and his teaching team will take you on a journey through the Internet. Get to know the technical basics of the Internet and learn, for example, how mobile devices, sensors and machines communicate with each other via the Internet. However, the declared goal of the course is not just to explain the technical construction principle of the Internet. Rather, participants should learn how the network can be used safely with appropriate protective measures despite the risks of cybercrime and what role it plays today as the backbone of society and the economy.

Sign up here and join the discussion: https://open.hpi.de/courses/internetworking2023

Potsdam Cyber Games - Do you have what it takes to make the Internet safer?
On Friday, March 3, the cybersecurity competition started. Especially bachelor students in technical courses are invited to participate. Until March 26, you can playfully immerse yourself in the fictitious world of a university and learn to master the challenges of both attacking and protecting IT systems in more than 20 individual tasks.

And best of all: there is something to win! The top 30 finishers will be invited to Potsdam from April 21-23 and can look forward to an exciting cybersecurity program.

Further information and registration:
https://potsdam-cyber-games.de/

We wish you a lot of fun with these new challenges! Please feel free to forward this information to your colleagues, friends and acquaintances. We look forward to seeing you!

Best regards
the openHPI team

Inside the Belly of a Search Engine - Start of Course


We are happy to announce that today, February 22, 2023, the new openHPI course Inside the Belly of a Search Engine starts. We cordially invite you to this course, which briefly and concisely conveys everything you need to know about search engines.

The two-week workshop by Dr. Anne Kayem aims to introduce how search engines operate in terms of how web pages are discovered, indexed, and retrieved to display information in a structured form to respond to queries. Participants will learn how documents are clustered based on similarity and ranked based on query relevance to generate responses to user queries. As a concluding highlight, Dr. Kayem will present various forms of visualizing search engine results and take a closer look at why search engines like Google remain popular.

Have we sparked your interest? Enrol here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/searchengines2023

Share this information also with friends and colleagues who might be interested in this topic. We are looking forward to seeing you in the course!

Best regards,
The openHPI Team

openHPI starts the year with Quantum Machine Learning, Bayesian Statistics, and Search Engines


We hope you have had a good start to the new year! Perhaps you, too, have put together a package of good resolutions about how everything should be different and better in 2023. We at openHPI have resolved to provide you with a fine selection of courses this year. We want you to gain insight into future technologies - in the highest professional quality and didactically well-prepared.

Quantum Machine Learning (with IBM Quantum Research) - Start 11.01.2023
The first course in the field of quantum technologies started on Wednesday. Dr. Christa Zoufal and Julien Gacon from IBM Quantum Research in Zurich will guide you through the most important concepts of Quantum Machine Learning. You will learn the definitions and concepts of quantum computing and learn about vector support machines, quantum vector support machines, and variational quantum classifiers.
Furthermore, the course will teach you how to train machine learning models with quantum mechanisms. Lecturers will take a closer look at two specific models: quantum generative adversarial networks and quantum Boltzmann machines. In addition, you will get a hands-on introduction to Machine Learning coding with Qiskit. Finally, you will explore the potential of Quantum Machine Learning in a discussion with an expert in the field.

The course is intended for anyone who is passionate about machine learning and quantum technologies.

Click here to register: https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-machineLearning2023

Introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis - Start 01/25/2023
Bayesian statistics is increasingly becoming the tool of choice for many data analysis problems. In this 4-week course, Prof. Shravan Vasishth and Dr. Anna Laurinavichyute introduce the basic ideas about random variables and probability distributions, and explain Bayesian rule and its application to simple data analysis problems. You will learn to use the R package brms (a front-end for the probabilistic programming language Stan). The focus will be on regression modeling. You can also look forward to a brief introduction to hierarchical models (also known as mixed or multilevel models).

To successfully participate in the course, you should be proficient in the R programming language and have experience in data analysis (linear models).

Click here to register: https://open.hpi.de/courses/bayesian-statistics2023

Inside the Belly of a Search Engine - Start Feb. 15, 2023
Who doesn't use them? Internet search engines answer all our queries at lightning speed. Convenient - but do you sometimes worry about your private data? Would you like to better understand how search engines structure queries and how documents are grouped together based on their similarities and in what order they are ranked? Then this 2-week course by Dr. Anne Kayem is for you. She will introduce you to search engines and show you how to visualize search engine results.

Click here to register: https://open.hpi.de/courses/searchengines2023

Many greetings
the openHPI team

Happy Holidays!


An exciting year is coming to an end. We wish you all the best for the holidays and the New Year and look forward to welcoming you back to openHPI in 2023.

Course Program 2023

If you are curious about the next online courses, you can already get an overview here.

Look forward with us for -

Save the Date: EMOOCs Conference 2023

Next year, the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering in Potsdam will host the internationally renowned EMOOCs 2023 ( European MOOC Stakeholder Summit). From June 14-16, 2023, the expert audience will exchange ideas on how we can use digital education to address pressing issues such as skills shortages, integration, innovation, and teaching European values. Save the date now! The Call for Papers is already online!

Feel free to forward these recommendations to friends, colleagues and acquaintances for whom they might be relevant.

Best regards,
The openHPI Team

openHPI is back - New courses in 2023


As many of you have noticed, there was an extended outage of the openHPI learning platform yesterday. While going live with some new functionalities and updating the platform, this technical problem occurred. We apologize for the limitations and hope you were not too much affected by it while learning.

Course program 2023 is online!

Have a look at our course program 2023! There is a lot for IT and programming beginners, but also advanced learners will find something in the wide range of topics.

Programming courses for schools

We would like to draw your attention to our programming courses for schools. The courses "Object Oriented Programming in Java" and "Learning to program with Python" both start on February 27th and are designed in such a way that they can be integrated very well into school lessons in terms of workload.

Best regards
the openHPI team

Course Announcement, openHPI Survey & Save the Date


The first snowflakes are swirling through the air in Potsdam. To help you get through the cold season, we have a few suggestions for how you can expand your knowledge at home, equipped with a blanket and warm tea, and hopefully have some fun in the process.

Free continuing education: our range of courses
Have you seen the updated version of the course Tatort Internet: Edition 2022? Almost every day you hear about hacker attacks on companies, private individuals are often victims of phishing - with the arrival of the Internet in all our lives, cybercrime has unfortunately also increased massively. In this free online course, you will learn what types of attacks and malware there are and, most importantly, how to protect yourself from them. The content will remain on the learning platform even after the course ends.

Get in now: https://open.hpi.de/courses/intsec2022.

An interesting new feature of this course is that it will be accompanied by a podcast, so you can learn about Internet security beyond the screen.

On December 7, a two-week course from our Quantum Computing series will start: Quantenalgorithmen und Implementierung - Teil 1. Prof. Gerhard Hellstern from Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg will introduce you to the circuit model of quantum computing as well as well-known quantum algorithms such as teleportation, density coding, and the algorithms of Deutsch, Deutsch-Joszsa, and Grover. In the process, you will learn how to implement the most well-known algorithms in Qiskit, but also understand the limitations of quantum algorithms. Prerequisites for successful participation are prior knowledge of linear algebra and some programming experience.

Click here to register: https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-algorithmen-1-2022

Positive response to openHPI survey
We were very pleased about the great participation in our openHPI survey, which we had called for in the context of 10 years of openHPI. Thank you very much for your active participation! We received more than 700 completed questionnaires. Of course, we are even more pleased about the strong positive feedback. We take criticism very seriously, as it helps us to make our learning platform even better. Rest assured that we take a close look at every comment and incorporate it into our work.

With the consent of openHPI users, we have already published some quotes on our website and social media.

EMOOCs 2023 - Save the Date
We are very pleased to announce that the prestigious EMOOCs conference will take place at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam from June 14-16, 2023. Researchers from all over Europe will exchange ideas on current research and trends in MOOCs and digital education. We will publish more information about the event and the call for papers soon. Make a note of the date now!

Feel free to share the links to our courses and events with colleagues, acquaintances and friends.

Best regards
the openHPI team

Course on Quantum Computing starts on Wednesday


On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, a new openHPI course from the field of quantum computing will start: "Quanteninformation und -Kryptographie - Teil 2". We would like to cordially invite you to this.

Prof. Jörg Hettel from Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences builds on the first course of the series "Quanteninformation und -Kryptographie"(here part 1), and presents another key exchange protocol in this 2-week course. This time, the focus is on the physical principle of entanglement, which can be used to process information in a completely new way. Look forward to a closer look at entanglement and its application, such as in the Ekhard protocol or in so-called entanglement swapping.

For those who already know Qiskit and who like to work hands-on, a special treat awaits you in this course: using Jupyter notebooks, you can recalculate the computational examples from the videos yourself. These exercises are intended as a voluntary supplement to the course and are not a prerequisite for understanding the course. Accordingly, they are not relevant for the final exam. If you are not yet familiar with Qiskit, we recommend the course Introduction to Quantum Computing with Qiskit, which is available for self-study.

Did we spark your interest? Please enroll here: https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-kryptographie-2-2022

We look forward to welcoming you to the course!

Best regards
the openHPI team

Online Course "Tatort Internet" starts tomorrow


Tomorrow, on October 26, 2022, our new course "Tatort Internet" (in German) will start, and we would like to cordially invite you to participate!

Growing cybercrime rates are the result of the current crises in the world. (Information) warfare and attacks do not stop at the digital space. Anyone who owns a smartphone or a computer can become a target of random attacks. Compromised passwords, dangerous malware, and SPAM emails - these are all current manifestations in the field of cybercrime.

With the 2022 version of the free course "Tatort Internet" (in German), we have expanded and updated our successful course from 2020. Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel and his team will present the basics of cybersecurity and address the following questions:

  • Why is the Internet insecure?
  • What are the known and widespread attack methods?
  • What protective measures can I personally take?

The course is suitable for learners of all ages and knowledge levels.

  • You don't have any prior knowledge of the technical basics? Don't worry, we will briefly introduce the most important topics.
  • Already know the Internet and WWW basics from previous courses? Just skip the few videos on the basics or test your knowledge in the self-tests beforehand!
  • Do you already know the course from the 2020 edition? The new and updated content is highlighted. We invite you to refresh your knowledge here!

This year, the course will be accompanied by a mini podcast series led by Daniel Köhler. There will be one episode per course week in which PhD students from the team will discuss additional content. Take advantage of this opportunity to listen to course content while you're away from the screen!

The course duration is 6 weeks and course participation is free of charge. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a record of achievement or optionally a certificate. Enroll in the course now!

Enroll now: https://open.hpi.de/courses/intsec2022

Also, check out our anniversary course 10 years openHPI. Here you can learn more about the beginning of the platform as well as our best-of collection of the last 10 years.

Enroll now: https://open.hpi.de/courses/10openhpi

Furthermore, it is still possible to join the ongoing course Einführung in das Quantencomputing - Teil 2 (in German).

Feel free to share this course information with friends, colleagues, and acquaintances.

Best regards,
the openHPI team

Crime Scene Internet, Quantum Computing and openHPI Anniversary


In October, in addition to exciting MOOCs, the long-awaited openHPI Anniversary Forum will take place to celebrate the platform's 10th birthday. Participate on-site or digitally - you can find detailed information and access links in the openHPI Anniversary MOOC!

10 years openHPI - Anniversary Forum

Celebrate 10 years of openHPI with us at the openHPI Anniversary Forum on October 20 and 21. You can find the program and more information here. We will stream all talks (workshops are excluded) via the tele-TASK system. However, you can still spontaneously drop by in Potsdam and participate in presence. The conference will be in German language.

Additionally, you can visit the forum via Zoom at the beginning of the event on Thursday at 10:45 (CET) and on Friday at about 14:45 (CET) and send greetings to the participants. Note that your video and audio will be visible to other participants and recordings of it will be available online.

To access the links for Zoom and tele-TASK, sign up now for openHPI's 10th anniversary MOOC. There, all necessary access will be unlocked in time.

More information: https://hpi.de/veranstaltungen/hpi-veranstaltungen/2022/jubilaeumsforum-10-jahre-openhpi-gemeinsam-die-zukunft-der-bildung-gestalten.html

Anniversary MOOC: 10 years of openHPI

10/17/2022 - 12/31/2022 | Prerequisites: none | German *

Highlights and curious finds from 10 years of openHPI await you in the anniversary MOOC on openHPI. Dive into the first demo recordings, the most successful courses and a best-of of the major topics on openHPI.

Register here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/10openhpi

Crime Scene Internet: Edition 2022

26.10.2022 - 7.12.2022 | 3-5 hours per course week | Prerequisites: none | German

In this updated and expanded version of the popular 2020 course, Prof. Christoph Meinel and his team introduce the basics of cybersecurity. Why is the Internet insecure? What methods of attack are there and how can we protect ourselves? Beginners:inside will learn all the necessary basics and advanced users can refresh and expand their knowledge with the clearly highlighted updated content. As a special highlight, this edition of the course is accompanied by a podcast series in which PhD students from the team discuss further content.

Register here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/intsec2022

Introduction to Quantum Computing - Part 2

10/19/2022 - 11/2/2022 | 5-7 hours per course week | Prerequisites: Basic understanding of quantum computing (e.g., by attending part 1 of the course) | German

In this continuation of the first quantum computing course on openHPI Introduction to Quantum Computing (here part 1) lecturer Prof. Bettina Just from the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen expands the basics of quantum computing. You will learn how the algorithm for teleportation works, and how classical logic gates can be simulated on quantum circuits. After that, there's math, always with examples from quantum computing and only as much as needed to understand the follow-up courses: vectors, matrices, tensors, complex numbers, and a detailing of the idea of why quantum algorithms are so fast.

Register for free now: https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-intro-2-2022

As always, feel free to invite your friends, colleagues, and acquaintances, and share our offerings via social media!

Register now: Web Professional Exam, Gender and Technology


This week a course on gender bias of technology starts on openHPI and you can already register for the exam "Become a Web Professional in Three Steps" and complete it with a certificate.

Gender and Technology

28.9.2022 - 04.10.2022 | 2-3 hours per week + time for reflection | Prerequisite: none | German

Gender has been with us throughout our lives. In this course with two students from HPI, we want to expand, question and reflect on personal experiences with gender - always in relation to current technologies such as artificial intelligence and digital assistance systems. Because gender not only influences us, but also the technologies we use and develop.

Register here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/gender2022

Become a Web Professional in 3 steps

28.9.2022 - 21.10.2022 | 2 hours + time for self-study of the three courses | Prerequisite: certificate of attendance for three web courses | German

If you have completed the How the Web Technically Works, Programming for the Web, and Pioneering Technologies for the Web courses, you can take this exam and earn a record of achievement or Certificate. When registering, note the 48 hour calibration time for automated exam proctoring.

Register here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/webtech-exam-2

It's also not too late to take the exam in Cybersecurity Basics or participate in the English-language courses already underway on Edge AI and the Quantum Computing SDK Qiskit.

We look forward to your participation! Also share our courses and events with your colleagues, students, friends and acquaintances via email or social media.

openHPI Fall 2022: Anniversary, openHPI Shop, Courses & Exams


The first half of 2022 is coming to an end. Many courses covering various topics including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity, Fundamentals of Programming and the Web, and the new topic area of Quantum Computing are already scheduled.

We will start with a long-planned course on paradigms for algorithms in Edge AI and the new edition of the popular course Crime Scene Internet (in German). We will end with a the year comprehensive packet on the new quantum technologies with sequels on Introduction and Cryptography, two English language courses on Qiskit and Quantum Machine Learning from IBM, and the first part of a course on Quantum Algorithms and their Implementation (in German).

You can also look forward to the exams on Cybersecurity Basics and Web Technologies in September and October 2022.

Events

Anniversary Forum: openHPI celebrates its 10th anniversary! (SAVE THE DATE)

20.10.2022 - 21.10.2022 from 09:00-18:00 and 09:00-15:00 | Target groups: Stakeholders from educational institutions, partners, interested parties, political actors, media, learners

For 10 years, openHPI has helped shaping the future of education through free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). During the pandemic, online courses became firmly integrated and established in learning-teaching processes. We want to continue this momentum with you. In this openHPI Anniversary Forum, we would therefore like to first take a cursory look back and then invite you to join us and exciting guest speakers to look beyond openHPI and interactively explore how MOOCs can further unfold their potential for individuals, companies and institutions today and tomorrow. In advance, we would like to conduct a short birthday survey on openHPI with three questions. We look forward to your participation. You can register for the forum here.

Registration: https://hpi.de/das-hpi/registrierung/2022/openhpi-forum-2022/

Courses

Applied Edge AI - Deep Learning Outside of the Cloud

09/07/2022 - 10/26/2022 | 6-8 hours per course week | Prerequisites: High school level math, knowledge of Python, and fundamentals in Machine Learning and Deep Learning

Edge AI combines edge computing with AI technology and has grown rapidly in recent years. Edge AI's ability to run AI on client side offers potential for challenges such as latency, efficiency, and data sovereignty. In this course, you will learn how Deep Model Compression works and which optimization techniques and algorithms traditional Deep learning need to be adapted for Edge AI scenarios. The course is already running, but you can still join and take the course with a certificate of achievement.

Enroll for free here: https://open.hpi.de/courses/edgeai2022

Crime Scene Internet - Attack Vectors and Protective Measures (Edition 2022 - German)

10/26/2022 - 12/14/2022 | Prerequisites: none | 3-5 hours per course week | German

Hackers succeed repeatedly in stealing passwords, accessing sensitive company and user data, and thus, in the worst case, paralyzing entire companies. As diverse as the possibilities that the Internet offers its users, so are the points of attack and potential dangers that emanate from the Internet, and that many people are not yet fully aware. In this openHPI course, you will learn the basic concepts of Internet security.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/intsec2022

Quantum Computing Courses

Due to the various cooperation's, we can offer you various continuations and new courses on quantum technologies starting in the second half of the year.

Introduction to Quantum Computing with Qiskit (in cooperation with IBM Quantum Research Zurich):

09/21/2022 - 10/04/2022 | 3-5 hours per course week + 2-3 hours for post-calculus | Prerequisites: linear algebra and matrix calculus, Python | English

A course in English with scientists from IBM Quantum Research Zurich on the basics of the software development kit Qiskit and quantum algorithms, which you can run yourself on the IBM quantum computer with the help of this course.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-qiskit2022

Introduction to Quantum Computing - Part 2 (German)

10/19/2022 - 11/1/2022 | 3-5h per course week | Prerequisites: Introduction to Quantum Computing 1 (recommended) | German

In the continuation of the first course on quantum computing on openHPI, you will learn how the algorithm for teleportation works, and how classical logic gates can be simulated on quantum circuits. After that, there is mathematics, always with examples from quantum computing and only as much as needed to understand the follow-up courses.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-intro-2-2022

Quantum Information and Cryptography - Part 2 (German)

11/09/2022 - 11/22/2022 | 3-5 hours per course week + 1-2 hours for recalculation | Prerequisite: basic understanding of IT, physics knowledge on A-level, Quantum Information and Cryptography - Part 1 (recommended) | German

In this continuation of the course Quantum Information and Cryptography, we introduce another key exchange protocol. This time, the focus is on the physical phenomenon of entanglement, which can be used to process information in a completely new way. Look forward to a closer look at entanglement and its applications, such as in the Ekhard protocol or so-called entanglement swapping.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-kryptographie-2-2022

Quantum Algorithms and Implementation - Part 1 (German)

1/12/2022 - 12/14/2022 | 3-5 hours per course week + 1-2 hours to try out | Prerequisites: Understanding of complex numbers and matrix calculus, basic knowledge of Python | German

In this course, you will not only learn how quantum algorithms might go theoretically, but how they work and run algorithms on the IBM quantum computer itself. Learn and understand the most important quantum algorithms.

Enroll for free here: https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-algorithmen-1-2022

Quantum Machine Learning (in cooperation with IBM Quantum Research Zurich)

01/11/2023 - 01/24/2023 | 3-5 hours per course week, 2-3 hours for trial and error | Prerequisite: basic knowledge in Machine Learning and Quantum Algorithms | English

In this free course with scientists from IBM Quantum Research Zurich, you will not only learn about the theoretical potential of Quantum Machine Learning but also solve concrete problems with classical and quantum models.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-machineLearning2023

Exams

In autumn, we offer the popular exams again. Take advantage of the summer to complete the courses. To help you better prepare for the exams, we have reactivated the homework assignments in the courses. This also allows you to obtain Records of Achievement in self-study for all single courses.

Cybersecurity Basics

08/31/2022 - 09/28/2022 | 2 hours + self-study time for three courses | Prerequisite: confirmation of participation for three Cybersecurity courses | English

If you have taken the Confidential Communication, Digital Identities, and Cyberthreats by Malware courses, you can take this exam during the exam period and receive a record achievement or Certificate.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/cybersec-exam-6

Become a web professional in 3 steps (German)

09/28/2022 - 10/2021/2022 | 2 hours + self-study time for three courses | Prerequisite: confirmation of participation for three web courses | German

If you have completed the courses How the Web Works Technically, Programming for the Web, and Pioneering Technologies for the Web (including self-study), you can take this exam during the exam period and earn a record of achievement or Certificate.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/webtech-exam-2

Anniversary Forum: openHPI celebrates its 10th anniversary!


Anniversary Forum: openHPI celebrates its 10th anniversary!

20.10.2022 - 21.10.2022 from 09:00-18:00 and 09:00-15:00 | Target groups: Stakeholders from educational institutions, partners, interested parties, political actors, media, learners

For 10 years, openHPI has helped shape the future of education through free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Participation in a digitized society requires that IT and innovation knowledge be freely available to everyone at low cost. New ways of living and working demand continuous education. The pandemic is not the only reason why digital formats have been firmly integrated and established in learning-teaching processes and will not leave the educational landscape. We want to continue this momentum with you and celebrate 10 years of MOOCs in Europe.

At the openHPI Anniversary Forum, we would like to invite you to take a brief look at the history of openHPI, and to join us and exciting guest speakers to look beyond openHPI and interactively explore how MOOCs can further unfold their potential for individuals, companies and institutions today and tomorrow.

10 years is also an occasion to get to know you even better: take part in a short birthday survey on openHPI with just three questions and share with thousands of learners what makes openHPI so special for you. Selected images and congratulations will continue to be published by HPI. We look forward to your participation.

We would be very happy to welcome you at our Anniversary Forum on October 20 and 21! Register here to secure your place!

Registration: https://hpi.de/das-hpi/registrierung/2022/openhpi-forum-2022/

Best regards,
the openHPI team

openHPI Celebrates its 10th Birthday - These are the Gifts


openHPI has been offering IT knowledge for everyone for 10 years now: On September 3, 2012, the first MOOC started on openHPI. To mark the occasion, we have given ourselves and you some gifts to discover on openHPI: New design and rediscovered features on the platform will keep your desire to learn high. Stop by open.hpi.de!

Redesign of the homepage

We've taken your feedback on board and given openHPI's homepage a fresher, modern design to mark its 10th anniversary. We have placed relevant information more prominently and the content gives you a quick overview of what's on offer. You will still find courses, channels and help pages in the usual places.

Proctoring and course reactivation

From now on you can take proctored exams again and earn a certificate. For 60€ you can, for example, prove that you have mastered Cybersecurity Basics or get certified as a Web Professional. Course reactivations are now also back in the program. For 50€ each, you can take courses that have already expired with a certificate of achievement instead of a simple certificate of attendance.

openHPI-Shop

To make the booking process as easy as possible, we have set up a new store system for certificates and reactivations. You can easily access the store by clicking on the corresponding button in a certificate course or a course you want to reactivate. After a few clicks you are ready to go!

Feel free to take a look for yourself and fill up on fresh knowledge at open.hpi.de!

Best regards

Your openHPI team

Enroll for the Proctored Exam: Cybersecurity Basics and Web Professional


From now on you can again book certificates for courses on openHPI that offer supervised exams. To do so, simply navigate to the certificate course and click on "Book Certificate". You will then be redirected to the openHPI Shop where you can purchase your voucher for the certificate exam. With the new openHPI shop we have made the process of purchasing certificates much easier.

The certificates of participation and simple certificates of achievement will of course remain free of charge.

The exam Cybersecurity Basics will start already on Wednesday. Please note that in order to take this exam, you must obtain certificates of attendance for the series from Confidential Communication, Digital Identities, and Cyberthreats. Also, note the calibration period of 48 hours for automated exam monitoring.

Enroll now: https://open.hpi.de/courses/cybersec-exam-6

You can take the next proctored exam with certificate in September for the Become a Web Professional in Three Steps course series (in German).

Enroll now: https://open.hpi.de/courses/webtech-exam-2

If you have any questions or difficulties, write to the openHPI Helpdesk. We wish you good luck with the exam!

openHPI Celebrates its 10th Birthday - With You!


There is a reason to celebrate, as openHPI turns 10 years on September 3rd.
On September 3rd, 2012, our learning platform was launched and thus openHPI has been shaping the future of education through free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for a decade.

Since this would not be possible without you, we are kindly asking you to participate in a short birthday survey on openHPI with three questions. Please give us a birthday present and send us your answers. Selected pictures and congratulations will be published by HPI.

We thank you in advance for your participation!

Best regards,
your openHPI team

Preview of the second half of 2022 on openHPI


The first half of 2022 ends. Many courses covering various topics including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity, Fundamentals of Programming and the Web, and the new topic area of Quantum Computing are already scheduled.

We will start with a long-planned course on paradigms for algorithms in Edge AI and the new edition of the popular course Crime Scene Internet (in German). TWe will end with a the year comprehensive packet on the new quantum technologies with sequels on Introduction and Cryptography, two English language courses on Qiskit and Quantum Machine Learning from IBM, and the first part of a course on Quantum Algorithms and their Implementation (in German).

You can also look forward to the exams on Cybersecurity Basics and Web Technologies in September and October 2022.

Courses

Applied Edge AI - Deep Learning Outside of the Cloud

09/07/2022 - 10/26/2022 | 6-8 hours per course week | Prerequisites: High school level math, knowledge of Python, and fundamentals in Machine Learning and Deep Learning

Edge AI combines edge computing with AI technology and has grown rapidly in recent years. Edge AI's ability to run AI on clientside offers potential for challenges such as latency, efficiency, and data sovereignty. In this course, you will learn how Deep Model Compression works and which optimization techniques and algorithms traditional Deep learning need to be adapted for Edge AI scenarios.

Enroll for free here: https://open.hpi.de/courses/edgeai2022

Crime Scene Internet - Attack Vectors and Protective Measures (Edition 2022 - German)

10/26/2022 - 12/14/2022 | Prerequisites: none | 3-5 hours per course week | German

Hackers succeed repeatedly in stealing passwords, accessing sensitive company and user data, and thus, in the worst case, paralyzing entire companies. As diverse as the possibilities that the Internet offers its users, so are the points of attack and potential dangers that emanate from the Internet, and that many people are not yet fully aware. In this openHPI course, you will learn the basic concepts of Internet security.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/intsec2022

Quantum Computing Courses

Due to the various cooperation's, we can offer you various continuations and new courses on quantum technologies starting in the second half of the year.

Introduction to Quantum Computing with Qiskit (in cooperation with IBM Quantum Research Zurich):

09/21/2022 - 10/04/2022 | 3-5 hours per course week + 2-3 hours for post-calculus | Prerequisites: linear algebra and matrix calculus, Python | English

A course in English with scientists from IBM Quantum Research Zurich on the basics of the software development kit Qiskit and quantum algorithms, which you can run yourself on the IBM quantum computer with the help of this course.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-qiskit2022

Introduction to Quantum Computing - Part 2 (German)

10/19/2022 - 11/1/2022 | 3-5h per course week | Prerequisites: Introduction to Quantum Computing 1 (recommended) | German

In the continuation of the first course on quantum computing on openHPI, you will learn how the algorithm for teleportation works, and how classical logic gates can be simulated on quantum circuits. After that, there is mathematics, always with examples from quantum computing and only as much as needed to understand the follow-up courses.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-intro-2-2022

Quantum Information and Cryptography - Part 2 (German)

11/09/2022 - 11/22/2022 | 3-5 hours per course week + 1-2 hours for recalculation | Prerequisite: basic understanding of IT, physics knowledge on A-level, Quantum Information and Cryptography - Part 1 (recommended) | German

In this continuation of the course Quantum Information and Cryptography, we introduce another key exchange protocol. This time, the focus is on the physical phenomenon of entanglement, which can be used to process information in a completely new way. Look forward to a closer look at entanglement and its applications, such as in the Ekhard protocol or so-called entanglement swapping.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-kryptographie-2-2022

Quantum Algorithms and Implementation - Part 1 (German)

1/12/2022 - 12/14/2022 | 3-5 hours per course week + 1-2 hours to try out | Prerequisites: Understanding of complex numbers and matrix calculus, basic knowledge of Python | German

In this course, you will not only learn how quantum algorithms might go theoretically, but how they work and run algorithms on the IBM quantum computer itself. Learn and understand the most important quantum algorithms.

Enroll for free here: https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-algorithmen-1-2022

Quantum Machine Learning (in cooperation with IBM Quantum Research Zurich)

01/11/2023 - 01/24/2022 | 3-5 hours per course week, 2-3 hours for trial and error | Prerequisite: basic knowledge in Machine Learning and Quantum Algorithms | English

In this free course with scientists from IBM Quantum Research Zurich, you will not only learn about the theoretical potential of Quantum Machine Learning but also solve concrete problems with classical and quantum models.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-machineLearning2023

Exams

In autumn, we offer the popular exams again. Take advantage of the summer to complete the courses. To help you better prepare for the exams, we have reactivated the homework assignments in the courses. This also allows you to obtain Records of Achievement in self-study for all single courses.

Cybersecurity Basics

08/31/2022 - 09/28/2022 | 2 hours + self-study time for three courses | Prerequisite: confirmation of participation for three Cybersecurity courses | English

If you have taken the Confidential Communication, Digital Identities, and Cyberthreats by Malware courses, you can take this exam during the exam period and receive a record achievement or Certificate.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/cybersec-exam-6

Become a web professional in 3 steps (German)

09/28/2022 - 10/2021/2022 | 2 hours + self-study time for three courses | Prerequisite: confirmation of participation for three web courses | German

If you have completed the courses How the Web Works Technically, Programming for the Web, and Pioneering Technologies for the Web (including self-study), you can take this exam during the exam period and earn a record of achievement or Certificate.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/webtech-exam-2

We look forward to your participation! Also share our courses and events with your colleagues, students, friends, and acquaintances via email or social media.

Best regards,
The openHPI team

Cloud Computing for Everyone and Quantum Computing Courses


Summer is just around the corner and now is your last chance to stock up on knowledge before the hot days arrive. This week you can still participate in the cloud computing course with certificate of achievement and from next week the world of quantum computing awaits you. The courses for schools will run until the summer vacations and especially for teachers the LERNEN.Cloud-Forum starts on June 17 in presence on the Campus Griebnitzsee.

Cloud Computing for Everyone

18.5.2022 - 1.6.2022 | 3 hours per course week | Prerequisites: none | German

It is thanks to cloud computing that virtually any person on the Internet can easily create their own website without any programming knowledge. In this free course, Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel and research assistants Daniel Köhler and Hendrik Steinbeck explain how exactly this technology works, what else it is useful for, and what security issues you should be aware of. The multimedia course is supplemented by tutorials and interviews with experts in cloud technologies for education and public administration.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/cloud2022

Introduction to Quantum Computing: Part 1

01.6.2022 - 14.6.2022 | 3-6h per course week | Prerequisite: general knowledge of mathematics | German.

A pair of socks that can be red and blue at the same time, but is one color. Atomic nuclei, electrons, light particles that are in several places at once and spookily connected - there is no shortage of comparisons and explanations for the phenomena behind quantum technologies, but hardly anyone really understands them. In this course with Prof. Bettina Just from THM (Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen), quantum bits with their strange properties, quantum gates and the mathematical basics of the emerging key technology Quantum Computing will be explained in an understandable way - and with only basic mathematical knowledge.

Successful participation in this course, together with other courses on openHPI, entitles the student to take a supervised exam in the winter term 22/23, which offers the possibility to receive ECTS credits. The exact conditions will be announced on the openHPI Quantum channel. Please clarify a creditability in advance with your study office.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-intro-1-2022

Quantum Information and Cryptography: part 1

15.6.2022 - 28.6.2022 | 3-6h per course week | Prerequisite: basic IT knowledge | German.

Encryptions that withstand attacks from conventional computers for millennia can be cracked by quantum computers within seconds. In this course with Prof. Jörg Hettel from Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences, you will enter the world of quantum cryptography and learn what real chance, photons and entanglement can do to ciphers and codes - and only with a basic understanding of IT.

Successful participation in this course, together with other courses on openHPI, entitles the student to take a supervised exam in the winter term 22/23, which offers the possibility to receive ECTS credits. The exact conditions will be announced on the openHPI Quantum channel. Please clarify a creditability in advance with your study office.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-kryptographie-1-2022

Courses for Schools: Python starting in 7th grade and Java starting in 10th grade.

25.4.2022 - 26.6.2022 | 2-3 hours per course week | Prerequisites: none | German

In order to better meet the needs of schools, the school courses are stretched out in time and adapted to the school vacation period. At the end of the course, the children and young people will be able to write their own small programs using the Java or Python programming language and will have understood the basic functionality of modern software.

This way to the registration for Python (from grade 7): https://open.hpi.de/courses/pythonjunior-schule2022

Here you can register for Java (from grade 10): https://open.hpi.de/courses/javaeinstig-schule2022

On Site in Potsdam: LERNEN.Cloud-Forum - "Educate yourself digitally? Qualitative and sustainable!"

17.6.2022 | On-site event in Potsdam | free of charge

Under the motto "Educate yourself digitally? Qualitatively and sustainably!" we would like to discuss with you on June 17 in Potsdam how to design high-quality digital continuing education courses for teachers.

Online courses have become an integral part of our everyday education. However, the wide range of courses on offer is often too unstructured and not always in line with requirements. Therefore, the forum will shed light on the necessary knowledge and requirements for the implementation of online courses, but also on their optimal content design as well as didactic conception. In this context, our goal is to discuss with you the extent to which digital training needs to be rethought in the post-Covid era.

In addition to the stimulating presentations of our keynotes and exciting discussions, we will capture the insights gained in the form of two workshops and use them for the further development of LERNEN.cloud and digital training.

Exciting speakers and representatives from politics and science are looking forward to the exchange with you! You can find more information in the program. Register now here. Places are limited. Participation in the event is free of charge.

We look forward to your participation! Also, please share our courses and events with your colleagues, students, friends and acquaintances via email or social media.

Best regards
the openHPI team

Our New openHPI Courses in Spring


Through our new channel "Quantum Computing", we expand openHPI by a future key technology which is completely understood by few and understandably explained by even fewer. We are particularly glad to have convinced highly renowned experts to explain quantum computing clearly and close to concrete applications. Furthermore, this spring courses on programming games in javascript, school courses in Python and Java as well as on the blockchain and cloud computing await.

Introduction to Quantum Computing: Part 1 (in German)

01.6.2022 - 14.6.2022 | 3-6h per course week | requirements: general mathematical knowledge | German

A pair of socks, at the same time red and blue but of one color. Atomic nuclei, electrons, light particles which are on several places at once and have a spooky connection and distance - there is no lack in metaphors and explanations for the phenomena behind quantum technologies but almost nobody understands them completely. In this course with Prof. Bettina Just from THM (Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen), quantum bits with their strange properties, quantum gates and the mathematical foundations for the emerging key technology qauntum computing are finally explained in clear terms - all you need is basic mathematical knowledge.

Successful participation in this course with a proctored exam can be combined with other courses to achieve ECTS credits at HPI. The exact conditions will be published on the openHPI Quantum channel.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-intro-1-2022

Quantum Cryptography and Information: Part 1 (in German)

15.6.2022 - 28.6.2022 | 3-6h per course week | requirements: basic IT knowledge | German

Encryptions which can withstand attacks from conventional computers for millennia can be cracked by quantum computers within seconds. The emerging key technology quantum computing presents enormous challenges for cryptography. In this course with Prof. Jörg Hettel from Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences you can enter the world of quantum cryptography and learn what real randomness, photons and entanglement can do to cyphers and codes - all you need is basic IT understanding.

Successful participation in this course with a proctored exam can be combined with other courses to achieve ECTS credits at HPI. The exact conditions will be published on the openHPI Quantum channel.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/qc-kryptographie-1-2022

Blockchain: Security without Trust Center (in German)

27.4.2022 - 11.5.2022 | 3-6h per course week | requirements: none | German

HPI Director Prof. Christoph Meinel gives a deep and compact insight into the basic concepts of complex distributed systems in yet another two-week course about the much-discussed blockchain technology. With blockchain technologies, reliable and secure data exchange can be carried out without a central trust instance.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/blockchain2022

Cloud Computing for Everyone (in German)

18.5.2022 - 1.6.2022 | 3h per course week | requirements: none | German

It is thanks to cloud computing that practically anyone can create their website without any programming knowledge. How this technology works exactly and which security issues you should address will be explained in this free course by Prof. Christoph Meinel and the PhD students Daniel Köhler and Hendrik Steinbeck. This multimedia course will be expanded by tutorials as well as interviews with experts for cloud technologies in education and public administration.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/cloud2022

Game Development with Javascript: Flappy Bird (in German)

04.5.2022 - 01.6.2022 | 2-4 hours per course week | requirements: basic programming knowledge (e.g. through the openHPI Python course)

In this four-week-course by students from HPI, you can build the popular game "Flappy Bird" from scratch in Javascript. You will learn systematically how to set up your own programming project. You will learn the basics of HTML, Javascript, drawing and animation in the browser as well as how to develop your own game physics.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/javascript2022

Courses for Schools: Python and Java (in German)

25.4.2022 - 26.6.2022 | 2-3 h per course week | requirements: none | German

These courses are provided on a longer timeline as well as adapted to school holidays. At the end of the course, the young participants will be able to write their own small programs with the help of the programming languages Java or python. They will have understood the basic functioning logic of modern software.

Enroll here for free for Python (from 7th grade): https://open.hpi.de/courses/pythonjunior-schule2022

Enroll here for free for Java (from 10th grade): https://open.hpi.de/courses/javaeinstig-schule2022

We are looking forward to your participation! We encourage you to share our courses and events also with your colleagues, students, friends, and acquaintances via E-Mail or social media.

Best regards,
openHPI Team

Countdown towards the clean-IT Conference, Sustainable Programming, Blockchain, School Courses and Cloud Computing


Dear learning community,

the clean-IT conference will take place in a few days on Campus in Potsdam. Furthermore, our popular blockchain course will return to openHPI with the most recent state of technology. After the Easter holidays, there will be programming courses for schools and cloud computing will be made comprehensible for everyone.

Sustainable Software Engineering

30.3.2022 - 13.4.2022 | 3-6h per course week | requirements: general IT knowledge, solid mathematical knowledge, helpful: basic understanding of programming in Python | English

How can digitalization help mitigate the climate crisis instead of making it worse through its energy requirement? Practical knowledge for solving this problem is offered by this course. You will learn to use practical tools through programming examples, and get to know the perspective of the architects, developers, project managers, and end-users. This course is on a basic level but also covers certain topics in depth.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/sustainablesoftware2022

In a few days on site in Potsdam: clean-IT Conference 2022

30.3.2022 | from 9:00h

The first clean-IT conference in Potsdam is an international platform for the exchange of ideas to make the world more sustainable. High-ranking representatives from politics and industry will discuss with academia and civil society at HPI in Potsdam the pressing question of how digital technologies can help combat climate change and what needs to be done to reduce the carbon footprint of digitalisation.

We are pleased to announce the following eminent speakers:

  • Dr. Franziska Brantner, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection
  • Stefan Schnorr, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner, President of the Federal Environment Agency
  • Oliver Süme, Chairman of the Board of the eco Association
  • Dr. Philipp Herzig, Senior Vice President of SAP
  • Jan Peter Schemmel, Managing Director of Öko-Institut e.V.
  • Dr. Konstantinos Karachalios, Managing Director of the IEEE Standards Association
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel, Director of the Hasso Plattner Institute
  • Dr. Konstantinos Karachalios, Managing Director of the IEEE Standards Association
  • Dr. Mei Lin Fung, Co-Founder of the People-Centered Internet

Register here: https://hpi.de/en/events/hpi-events/2022/clean-it-conference.html

Blockchain: Security without Trust Center (in German)

27.4.2022 - 11.5.2022 | 3-6h per course week | requirements: none | German

HPI Director Prof. Christoph Meinel gives a deep and compact insight into the basic concepts of complex distributed systems in yet another two-week course about the much-discussed blockchain technology. With blockchain technologies, reliable and secure data exchange can be carried out without a central trust instance.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/blockchain2022

Cloud Computing for Everyone (in German)

18.5.2022 - 1.6.2022 | 3h per course week | requirements: none | German

It is thanks to cloud computing that practically anyone can create their website without any programming knowledge. How this technology works exactly and which security issues you should address will be explained in this free course by Prof. Christoph Meinel and the PhD students Daniel Köhler and Hendrik Steinbeck. This multimedia course will be expanded by tutorials as well as interviews with experts for cloud technologies in education and public administration.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/cloud2022

Courses for Schools: Python and Java (in German)

25.4.2022 - 26.6.2022 | 2-3 h per course week | requirements: none | German

These courses are provided on a longer timeline as well as adapted to school holidays. At the end of the course, the young participants will be able to write their own small programs with the help of the programming languages Java or python. They will have understood the basic functioning logic of modern software.

Enroll here for free for Python (from 7th grade): https://open.hpi.de/courses/pythonjunior-schule2022
Enroll here for free for Java (from 10th grade): https://open.hpi.de/courses/javaeinstig-schule2022

We are looking forward to your participation! We encourage you to share our courses and events also with your colleagues, students, friends, and acquaintances via E-Mail or social media.

Best regards,
openHPI Team

openHPI March 2022: Data Analysis with R, Sustainable Software, clean-IT Conference


Dear learning community,

In March, we are offering courses on openHPI on data analysis with R (in German) and Sustainable Software Engineering. We would also like to invite you to the clean-IT conference at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam.

Programming with R for Beginners (in German)

16.03.2022 - 13.04.2022 | 3-7h per week (depending on previous knowledge) | prerequisites: none | German

The four-week course is for anyone who wants to analyse and visualise data for study and work. R is a statistical programing language that is used worldwide for data analysis, visualization, and statistics. It is used in various fields such as natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, computer science as well as in companies where large-scale data analysis is required.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/programmieren-r2022

Sustainable Software Engineering

30.3.2022 - 13.4.2022 | 3-6 hours per week | prerequisites: basic IT knowledge, solid mathematical knowledge, basic programming knowledge in Python | English

How can digitalization help mitigate the climate crisis instead of making it worse through its energy requirement? Practical knowledge for solving this problem is offered by this course. You will learn to use practical tools through programming examples, and get to know the perspective of the architects, developers, project managers, and end-users. This course is on a basic level but also covers certain topics in depth.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/sustainablesoftware2022

On Campus in Potsdam: clean-IT Conference 2022

Intelligent software and artificial intelligence can contribute significantly to achieving climate goals. However, to do so, we must also make IT and applications more sustainable. Two years ago, the Hasso Plattner Institute launched the clean-IT initiative for sustainable digitalisation and created an open dialogue platform for the topic with the clean-IT Forum on openHPI.

We warmly invite you to the international clean-IT conference on Wednesday, March 30, from 09:00 am at the Hasso Plattner Institute. This conference is an international platform for the exchange of ideas to make the world more sustainable. High-ranking representatives from politics and industry will discuss with academia and civil society at HPI in Potsdam the pressing question of how digital technologies can help combat climate change and what needs to be done to reduce the carbon footprint of digitalisation.

We are pleased to announce the following eminent speakers:

  • Dr. Franziska Brantner, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection
  • Stefan Schnorr, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner, President of the Federal Environment Agency
  • Oliver Süme, Chairman of the Board of the eco Association
  • Dr. Philipp Herzig, Senior Vice President of SAP
  • Jan Peter Schemmel, Managing Director of Öko-Institut e. V.
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel, Director of the Hasso Plattner Institute
  • Dr. Konstantinos Karachalios, Managing Director of the IEEE Standards Association
  • Dr. Mei Lin Fung, Co-Founder of the People-Centered Internet

Register here: https://hpi.de/en/events/hpi-events/2022/clean-it-conference.html

We are looking forward to your participation! We encourage you to share our courses and events also with your colleagues, friends, and acquaintances via E-Mail or social media.

Best regards,
openHPI Team

New openHPI courses: Linux in the command line, Programming with R, Cybersecurity exam


Dear Learning Community,

In February and March, you can expect several new, free courses on openHPI on Linux in the command line (in German) and Programming with R (in German). You can also continue to register for our series on Cybersecurity Basics in English and take the Cybersecurity Basics Exam in March.

A student teaching team introduces you to the world of the command line in Linux in the beginner's course launched today. The command line seems obscure at first glance but lets you as a user automate many everyday tasks and combine smaller programs into larger ones. The course requires no prior knowledge of the command line but assumes that you can operate a Linux system. The time required is about 3 hours per week plus 1 hour for the final exam. The course language is German.

Enroll for free here: https://open.hpi.de/courses/linux2022

The Cybersecurity series by Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel in English deals with three courses - Confidential Communication in the Internet, Digital Identities, and Cyberthreats by Malware. You can still register for all the courses. The admission requirement for the exam in March 2022 is a certificate of attendance in each of the three courses. For successful completion of the exam, you will receive a certificate of achievement or optionally a qualified certificate.

Enroll for free here: https://open.hpi.de/courses/cybersec-exam-5

The programming language R allows you to analyze and visualize data. It is used in statistics, research and business. In the practice-oriented course Programming with R for Beginners by Prof. Dr. Bert Arnrich and Berry Boessenkool, you will learn to read in, process, and visualize data sets from March 16, 2022. The course is intended for anyone who wants to analyze data. The course is intended for anyone who wants to analyze data. Programming knowledge is helpful, but not required. The workload is 3-7 hours per week over four weeks, depending on prior knowledge. The course language is German.

Enroll here for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/programmieren-r2022

On our partner platform eGov-Campus, HPI Institute Director Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel and his team are offering a free course on the potentials of Innovative Digital Technologies for Public Administration starting February 15, 2022. Participants will learn which technologies already surround us daily but may not yet have fully penetrated public administration. The course consists of 150 hours. Prerequisites for participation are a basic knowledge of administrative sciences or informatics and an interest in modern technologies. The course language is German and the course forum is not supervised by a course team.

Enroll here for free: https://egov-campus.org/courses/innovative-digitale-technologien

Design Thinking is a powerful strategy to face unknown variables in the change process. In the Design Thinking Professional Track of the HPI Academy, you will learn the fundamental principles of design thinking, apply the tools and methods most powerful for innovation culture and sharpen your skills as a design thinking team leader in your company. The course language is English. For more workshops for teams and individual participants on Design Thinking, Leadership, IT & Digitalization, and Innovation & Transformation, please see the Annual Program 2022 of the HPI Academy (PDF).

Go here for the fee-based registration for the Design Thinking Professional Track: https://hpi-academy.de/en/workshops/design-thinking-professional-track

We look forward to your participation! Please feel free to share these course tips with colleagues, friends, and acquaintances via email or social media.

Best regards,
the openHPI team

Cybersecurity Exam & 3 Years of Neuland Podcast


Dear Learning Community,

We wish you all a happy and healthy new year!

Next week, a series of three two-week cybersecurity courses in English will start, led by Hasso Plattner Institute Director Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel and his team on openHPI. The series aims at interested people with no prior knowledge. The workload is 3 to 6 hours per week.

On January 19, 2022, the course Confidential Communication in the Internet begins. In this course, you will learn the basics of cryptography, security objectives, and different types of encryption. Furthermore, we will explain their application in practice.

Register for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/confidentialcommunication2022

On February 2, 2022, the Digital Identities course starts. On average, each user has more than 25 internet accounts for a variety of purposes such as Email or social media. Each of these internet accounts represents a Digital Identity. In this course, you will learn how digital identities work and how to manage them. You will also receive tips on how to protect yourself against identity theft.

Register for free:: https://open.hpi.de/courses/identities2022

The third course Cyberthreats by Malware starts on February 16, 2022. Malware is one of the biggest problems on the internet. The number of cyberattacks is increasing every year. In this course, you will gain basic knowledge about the different types of malware such as viruses, worms, and Trojans, as well as botnets and ransomware. You will also learn how to protect yourself from cyberattacks.

Register for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/malware2022

As a special extra, there is an exam on the entire material of all three courses starting March 2, 2022. After successfully passing the Cybersecurity Exam you will receive a certificate of achievement or optionally a qualified certificate, which is usually only offered for six-week courses.

3 Years of Neuland Podcast

The HPI knowledge podcast Neuland is celebrating its third anniversary. Neuland launched in January 2019 to mark HPI's 20th anniversary. In over 50 podcast episodes, HPI experts and host Leon Stebe discuss digital developments and trends as well as the opportunities and risks of digitalization. On the occasion of the three-year anniversary, Leon Stebe looks back at the highlights of the discussions. Subscribe to the mostly German podcast via all popular podcast platforms or listen to the podcast at podcast.hpi.de.

Listen to the anniversary episode (in German) now: https://podcast.hpi.de/

Applied Edge AI: Deep Learning Outside of the Cloud at the AI Campus (English)

Learn how edge computing and artificial intelligence can be combined in the new course Applied Edge AI: Deep Learning Outside of the Cloud on the AI Campus, which starts this week. Applying artificial intelligence methods directly on an edge or client device instead of in the cloud improves energy efficiency, offers low latency, and solves data protection issues. The 6-week advanced course is offered by HPI scientists PD Dr. Haojin Yang, Joseph Bethge, and Christian Bartz.

Sign up here for free: https://ki-campus.org/courses/edgeai-hpi2022

We would be happy if you would take advantage of our openHPI offers again this year and recommend them to friends and colleagues.

Best regards,
the openHPI team

openHPI starts 2022 with a series of 3 courses on cybersecurity!


Dear Learning Community,

The year is ending and preparations for 2022 are in full swing.

openHPI will start on January 19, 2022, with a series of three two-week courses on cybersecurity in English. The introduction courses are aimed at interested Internet users with no prior knowledge are led by Institute Director Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel.

  • Confidential Communication in the Internet: In this course, participants learn, for example, whether and to what extent their connection to online banking is secure and whether the content of an e-mail is trustworthy. To this end, we will introduce the basics of cryptography, familiarize participants with different types of encryption, and highlight security objectives. In addition, the course team will provide insights into different models and standards used in practice.

    Click here to register: https://open.hpi.de/courses/confidentialcommunication2022

  • Digital Identities: Here you will learn what digital identities are, which types exist, and how they can be verified - but also how they are attacked. Furthermore, we reveal helpful tips on how to protect yourself against identity theft.

    Click here to register: https://open.hpi.de/courses/identities2022

  • Cyberthreats by Malware: The Internet is increasingly becoming a place for criminal activity. In this course, we will teach you which malware and methods the perpetrators use to carry out the most common attacks. Of course, we also want to cover protective defense measures, for example against e-mail campaigns with malicious attachments that smuggle in the dangerous Trojan malware "Emotet" when opened. This is considered one of the biggest malware threats in the world and is currently causing a great deal of damage to the networks of companies, institutions, and private individuals.

    Click here to register: https://open.hpi.de/courses/malware2022

Special extra: Starting March 2, 2022, an exam covering the material from all three courses will be offered. Participants can achieve a record of achievement or qualified certificate if they successfully pass the cybersecurity exam, which is otherwise only awarded for six-week courses.

In addition, we offer courses on Digital Future Literacy, Linux in the Command-Line, and Programming with R in the first half of 2022. Find out about the current status of program planning here, and sign up now at https://open.hpi.de/courses.

Applied Edge AI: Deep Learning Outside of the Cloud on AI Campus

On 12 January 2022 the advanced six-week course "Applied Edge AI: Deep Learning Outside of the Cloud" by HPI-Researchers Dr. Haojin Yang, Joseph Bethge, and Christian Bartz starts on AI Campus. Edge AI combines edge computing and AI technology and has become a rapidly developing field in the past few years. Edge AI enables AI computing directly on the edge or client device, enhancing power efficiency, supporting low latency, and solving data privacy problems.

Sign-up here for free: https://ki-campus.org/courses/edgeai-hpi2022

We look forward to your participation! Please feel free to share these course tips with colleagues, friends, and acquaintances via email or social media.

Our best wishes to you for happy holidays!

Have a good New Year and stay healthy,
The openHPI team

Advanced Java course & openHPI Forum 2021 on November 24


Dear Learning Community,

The millionth enrolment comes from the Rhine-Main area in Germany. Our millionth participant is Helmut Knauthe, a 63-year-old top manager of the Essen-based company, Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG. He is a mechanical engineer, who has been responsible for Technology, Innovation & Sustainability since 2013 and now has been awarded a tablet by us.

The course program on openHPI is reaching the end of the year. So, in addition to introducing a new Java course for advanced learners, we would also like to invite you to participate in the openHPI Forum 2021 next week.

Algorithms and Data Structures with Detective Duke (in German)

On Wednesday, November 24, we are starting the new Java course "Algorithms and Data Structures with Detective Duke" (in German) by Christiane Hagedorn, Selina Reinhard, Sebastian Serth, Thomas Staubitz, Hendrik Steinbeck, and Ralf Teusner.

The two-week in-depth course covers theoretical aspects of various data structures such as arrays, lists, stacks, queues, sets, maps, and trees, as well as their practical application in Java. Furthermore, the course team wants to teach which algorithms are available to sort or efficiently search these data structures.

Interested? Watch the course trailer and enroll at: https://open.hpi.de/courses/java-algorithmen2021

openHPI Forum - November 24, 2021

Also on Wednesday, November 24, the openHPI Forum 2021 will take place between 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Under the motto "Online learning on openHPI - What have we learned from 2 years of the pandemic?" we want to discuss with you the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on online learning.

We are looking forward to numerous exciting contributions from HPI scientists, partners, and renowned university experts.

How can I quantify the online learning boom? What is the situation of international students in Corona times? How can OpenWHO help to fight the pandemic? How can I learn to program online? How much are online certificates and micro-degrees worth?

At this year's forum, Alexander Knoth (DAAD), Heini Utunen (WHO), Cordula Torner (KI-Campus), as well as Katja Assaf, Sebastian Serth, and Nils König (all HPI) will address all the above-mentioned questions and more, in their respective presentations.

In the panel discussion that will follow, Prof. Kerstin Ritter (Charité), Prof. Felix Naumann (HPI), Mara Meisel (HPI Academy), Prof. Dr. Tino Schuppan (HdBA), and Ralf Teusner (SAP) will discuss the requirements for a good online course.

The openHPI Forum will also be streamed live via tele-TASK. The Livestream will be available at the start of the event. The event will be in German.

Find the detailed program for the HPI Forum here: https://hpi.de/veranstaltungen/hpi-veranstaltungen/2021/openhpi-forum.html

We look forward to your participation! Please feel free to share these course and event tips with colleagues, friends, and acquaintances via email or social media.

Best regards,
the openHPI team

Join us at openHPI Forum 2021!


Dear Learning Community,

After several online-only events on MOOCs and e-learning, we are especially pleased to invite you to our next on-site openHPI Forum in Potsdam in November.

openHPI Forum - November 24, 2021.

The half-day event on our campus in Potsdam-Griebnitzsee will focus on the question of "Online learning on openHPI - What have we learned from two years of pandemic?" We are looking forward to numerous exciting contributions from HPI scientists, partners and renowned university experts. Heini Utunen from the World Health Organization will talk about developments on the OpenWHO learning platform during the pandemic. Members of HPI will put numbers on the boom of the last two years and show what other formats (besides MOOCs) are being implemented on openHPI, for example by looking at the clean-IT forum or how student classes are taught. Cordula Torner will present the Fellowship Program for the AI Campus, an offer that supports university lecturers in using content from the learning platform for artificial intelligence in teaching.

In a panel discussion, representatives from universities and course providers will discuss what makes a good online course. In addition, there will be plenty of time during the breaks to exchange ideas and get together in a relaxed atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you on Wednesday, November 24 from 2-6 p.m. at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam! The event will be in German. Participation is free.

If you are interested, please register here free of charge: https://hpi.de/veranstaltungen/hpi-veranstaltungen/2021/openhpi-forum.html

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Practice

Today, the new openHPI course on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning starts (in German language). Be there when the two master's students Johannes Hötter and Christian Warmuth–who many already know from last year's successful course "Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Beginners"–now focus on projects in practice.

A big plus: This course looks at specific, real-world use cases, among them is the sentiment analysis of newspaper articles. With this approach, participants can understand the challenges and opportunities of these technologies even better.

Interested? Watch the trailer for the course here and enroll: https://open.hpi.de/courses/kipraxis2021

Connected Healthcare - Capturing and analyzing health data in everyday life

How can we measure and analyze health-related data in everyday life and use it to stay healthy or become healthy? This is the question Prof. Dr. Bert Arnrich and his teaching team are exploring in the two-week German-language course “Connected Healthcare,” which starts on October 13, 2021. Many are already familiar with the smartwatch, which measures health data via sensors—but there are many more examples that you will learn about in the course. “Connected Health” is interdisciplinary, and it includes knowledge from health sciences as well as sensor technology and Data Science, the field of data processing.

We look forward to your participation and lively discussion in the course.

Register at: https://open.hpi.de/courses/connectedhealthcare2021

We look forward to seeing! Please also share these course and event tips with colleagues, friends and acquaintances easily via email or social media.

Best regards
the openHPI team

openHPI Autumn Program starts with new Courses on Web and AI


Dear Participants,

The autumn program will soon begin at openHPI. Read here about the exciting topics that await you and sign up now.

Become a web professional with openHPI

Our series on web technologies starts on 1 September (in German language). In three two-week courses, those interested can learn more about "How the Web Works Technically", "Programming for the Web" and "Groundbreaking Applications on the Web". Those who want can then take the exam "Become a web professional in 3 steps" and obtain a record of achievement or a qualified certificate. In addition to knowledge questions on the three courses, you will learn how to create a website as a practical exercise.

The three courses are offered by the director of the Hasso Plattner Institute, Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel, and his teaching team.

The first course teaches the basics of the web. We will take a closer look at how information can be identified on the web (URLs) and how web documents must be structured and formatted (HTML, CSS) so that they can be accessed via the internet (HTTP). In addition, you will learn how websites adapt dynamically to the device from which the website is called up (responsiveness).

Click here to register: https://open.hpi.de/courses/webtech2021

The second course, with its high practical content, is dedicated to web programming. We show you the basics of client-side and server-side web programming. Among other things, you will learn how to interact with websites and which tools are available to create dynamic pages.

Click here to register: https://open.hpi.de/courses/webtech2021-2

The third and last course in the web series focuses on groundbreaking applications on the web. Whether it's the Google search engine, online shopping at Amazon, or online learning on platforms like openHPI: the web has become an integral part of our everyday lives. Among other things, you will learn how these applications work and which business models are behind them.

Register here: https://open.hpi.de/courses/webtech2021-3

How is artificial intelligence used in practice?

The terms machine learning and artificial intelligence are on everyone's lips these days. In this four-week German language course, we would like to give you the opportunity to learn more about how these concepts are used in practice. To do this, we will look at several concrete use cases - including the recognition of sign language from images and the sentiment analysis of newspaper articles. The course will be led by Master students Johannes Hötter and Christian Warmuth.

Register here: https://open.hpi.de/courses/kipraxis2021

This continuation was requested by many participants in last year's course, "Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Beginners". As preparation, this course can still be completed with a record of achievement until September 15th as part of the openHPI Summer School program.

The two course leaders Johannes Hötter and Christian Warmuth will also have their say in the next HPI knowledge podcast Neuland, which will be released on September 15th. Learn more about how the two became AI enthusiasts and decided to study at HPI.

Subscribe to the Neuland podcast now and never miss another episode: https://podcast.hpi.de/

STRATEGIC DESIGN THINKING for Every Day - For Everyone!

No matter what professional background you are from, Strategic Design Thinking can be applied to complex challenges and everyday problems regardless of your industry. The HPI Academy, Center of Excellence for Professional Development offers this exciting, fee-based course via the openHPI platform. Starting October 8, 2021, the six-week online course equips innovation pioneers with the most effective principles of Design Thinking. In three compact learning modules focused on the nine most important principles, you will learn to use the full potential of Design Thinking - even as a beginner. Unleash your capacity for innovation!

Register on the HPI Academy website.

We look forward to seeing you in our courses!

Best
the openHPI team

Share your Open Badge & Win an iPad Air


Dear openHPI Community,

Our summer campaign, in which attractive prizes await you, is running until 15 September! We want to know why you like openHPI.

Campaign #shareyourbadge
Have you already completed some openHPI courses with a record of achievement? Check your profile to see which courses have earned you a record of achievement and an Open Badge.

  • Share your Open Badge(s) publicly on as many social networks as possible and write briefly what you like about openHPI or which course you would recommend. The more often you share your badges, the greater your chance of winning.
  • Don't forget to include the hashtag #shareyourbadge.
  • Now fill out the survey in the Summer School course and add the links to the shared badges - done!

With a bit of luck, you could win an iPad Air and other attractive HPI prizes (coffee mugs, socks, thermal mugs).

Be part of the openHPI Summer School now
No Open Bagde yet? As part of the openHPI Summer School, you can still complete numerous popular openHPI courses with a record of achievement and an Open Badge until 15 September.

You can find all free courses here:
https://open.hpi.de/courses/summerschool2021.

Best wishes and good luck!
the openHPI team

openHPI Summer School: Many popular courses newly released


For some it's almost over, for others it's just around the corner: summer vacation! openHPI is also taking its summer break, but to make sure you don't get bored in August, we have re-activated some popular courses for you.

Courses - including exam and record of achievement - openHPI Summer School
From now until 15 September you can take these courses from previous years and complete them with a record of achievement:

All graded homework and final exams are open again, and can be taken until 15 September. The discussion forum is available in the re-activated courses in reading mode. You have the possibility to take the courses in self-study and at your own pace. There is no moderation by a Teaching Team.

Since we think that learning involves exchanging ideas with others, we have set up an openHPI Summer School course to which we cordially invite you: https://open.hpi.de/courses/summerschool2021.
Here you have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other learners and, on top of that, to receive an Open Badge for participating, which you can share via social media.

The web technologies course series starts on 1 September
We will continue regularly after the summer break on 1 September.
At this time, there will be three 2-week courses on web technologies in the program for you:

The three courses will be led by openHPI founder Prof. Christoph Meinel. If you have completed all three courses with a confirmation of participation, you can take the combined exam Zum Web-Experten in 3 Schritten and, if you successfully pass, acquire a qualified certificate. Why not take a look at the course "A Half Century of Internet - How it works today" as preparation for this course series?

Künstliche Intelligenz und Maschinelles Lernen in der Praxis
All those who enthusiastically followed the first course by Johannes Hötter and Christian Warmuth on “Künstliche Intelligenz und Maschinelles Lernen für Einsteiger” should note the follow-up course, which starts on 6 October. In the 4-week course “Künstliche Intelligenz und Maschinelles Lernen in der Praxis”, interested people without programming experience will learn how machine learning projects are implemented in practice.

Watch the trailer for the course here, and register for free: https://open.hpi.de/courses/kipraxis2021

If you missed the first AI course, you can watch it again as part of our openHPI Summer School.

Open Badges now also on openHPI
In the future, anyone who successfully completes an openHPI course can look forward to receiving an Open Badge, in addition to the usual record of achievement. Learners can easily download this badge to their computer or to a central platform such as badgr or Open Badge Passport. The advantage of badges is, on one hand, that they contain a built-in link all the information that is also on the certificate, such as name, course result and date of issue. On the other hand, badges are so popular because you can easily share them via social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) or email, or print them on business cards or cover letters.
openHPI also issues Open Badges retrospectively for all courses from 2018. So if you've achieved an openHPI badge in the last few years, take a look at your profile under “Certificates”.

We look forward to seeing you again soon in our online courses and wish you a wonderful, eventful summer!

Best regards
the openHPI team

EMOOCs Summary & openHPI News


Last week the openHPI team hosted the double conference EMOOCs / Learning at Scale 2021 - for the first time completely online. We look back on a variety of interesting keynotes, panels and presentations. Here is a short summary for all those who could not be there:

EMOOCs / L@S 2021 - Review
The pandemic has resulted in a boom across all digital learning platforms, as reported by representatives of the major MOOC platforms edX, FutureLearn, OpenWHO and Coursera. This was one of the defining themes discussed in a total of 6 tracks as well as additional workshops at EMOOCs 2021. Among the honored guests were Dr Georgi Dimitrov, Head of the Digital Education Unit at the EU Commission. In his keynote speech, Dr. Dimitrov spoke about the challenges and opportunities of using digital technologies in education and presented the Digital Education Action Plan.
Dr Gaya Gamhewage, Head of Learning and Capacity Building at the WHO Health Emergencies Program, explained how the OpenWHO knowledge platform supports the training of health workers worldwide and has therefore contributed to the containment of COVID-19.
Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera, spoke about job opportunities of the future and the role institutions play in advancing digital skills.
The Learning at Scale conference gathered scholars from around the world in a total of five sessions to discuss empirical studies and relevant research on scaling and improving learning.
In two interactive poster sessions, participants were able to learn about the latest research on scaling e-learning.
The panels and presentations were recorded and will soon be made available free of charge to all in the EMOOCs / L@S course. If you are interested in the content of the conferences, feel free to enrol directly in the course!

New online course offered by eGov campus
With the module "Enterprise Architecture frameworks and concepts of the public sector" the third available learning offer of the eGov-Campus will start from July 1, 2021. In the course, Prof. Dr. Maria A. Wimmer (University of Koblenz-Landau) will share knowledge and competencies for holistic system consideration and design as well as for the analysis and development of an IT architecture along various frameworks.

clean-IT Podcast: Paths to sustainable digitalization
The advancing digitalization has many benefits for society, but at the same time it brings with it a steadily growing consumption of energy and resources. In the new HPI Knowledge Podcast, HPI Institute Director Prof. Christoph Meinel discusses with Bitkom President Achim Berg how sustainable digitalization can succeed, and what new IT technologies can make this possible.

Listen in and subscribe to the Neuland podcast: https://podcast.hpi.de/

You can find more interesting contributions on the topic in the openHPI clean-IT Forum. Stakeholders from business and research are invited to present their ideas for more sustainability in IT and to exchange ideas with the professional community.

For now, we wish you a wonderful and hopefully relaxing summer! Stay healthy!

Many greetings
the openHPI team

EMOOCs 2021 / Learning at Scale 2021 - Register now!


Dear MOOC Enthusiasts, dear Learning Community,

We are looking forward to two exciting e-learning conferences: the seventh European MOOCs Stakeholder Summit (EMOOCs 2021) and Learning at Scale 2021 (L@S 2021) will be happening as online conferences.

Bringing together EMOOCs 2021 and Learning at Scale 2021 combines international, top-quality educational research with teaching practitioners, platform providers, policy-makers, and education businesses. We look forward to welcoming you to our “double” conference on 22-24 June, 2021!

Diverse Program
In the light of the coronavirus pandemic, the double conference will focus on the experiences that education providers around the world have made in switching from traditional face-to-face teaching to hybrid or fully online formats. Among others, leading representatives of the international learning platforms Coursera, edX and FutureLearn will report and answer questions online. Participants at the EMOOCs 2021/L@S conference will discuss the state of play in the dissemination of open online courses for all interested parties in Europe. Topics will include best practices in the production, quality assurance, and certification of such Massive Open Online Courses, but also the modernisation of higher education teaching, labour market aspects, marketing issues, and opportunities in the health sector.

Renowned Keynote Speakers
We are very happy to welcome renowned keynote speakers, who are set to cover a wide variety of topics. Gaya Gamhewage, head of learning and capacity development for WHO's health emergencies program will talk about how WHO managed to fight the pandemic through its knowledge transfer platform OpenWHO. Another highlight will be the keynote by physicist and complexity researcher Geoffrey West. He is the author of the 2017 work Scale: The Universal Laws of Life of Organisms, Cities and Companies. Georgi Dimitrov, who is responsible for the unit Digital Education in the European Commission, will introduce us to the Digital Education Action Plan. Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera, will discuss the role of institutions in responding to the global skills crisis. Sanna Jarvela, from the University of Oulu, Finland, will take a look at how human capabilities and the development of new digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, can go hand in hand with education. Last but not least, Eslami Motahhare from Carnegie Mellon University will take us into the world of algorithmic systems.

Who's the conference for?
We welcome lecturers and managers from the education sector, as well as company representatives who are involved in the topic of digital advanced education.

The conferences are especially aimed at MOOCs and e-learning practitioners.

Please click here to register: https://emoocs.hpi.de/index.php/registration/.

Best regards
the mooc.house team

New Online Courses on Process Mining and Data Protection


Dear Participants,

We are pleased to introduce a number of new free online courses in the openHPI program today.

Online course on process mining just started
The English-language two-week online course on process mining, led by professors Mathias Weske (HPI) and Henrik Leopold (KLU), started yesterday. Starting with a general understanding of business processes, participants will learn the most important concepts of process mining and their interrelationships. This includes event log generation, process model discovery, process improvement and conformance checking. Join now and complete the course with a certificate.

Last-minute registration at: https://open.hpi.de/courses/processmining2021

Data protection for beginners
Learn the basics of data protection in a course with HPI legal counsel Dr. Ina Haarhoff starting May 26. In the four-week German-language course, you will learn which technical and organizational measures need to be taken in order to meet data protection requirements. You will also learn what to do in the event of a data breach in your company to avoid severe penalties.

The course is aimed primarily at startups and other young companies. Prior knowledge is not required.

Did we spark your interest? Then watch the trailer for the course here and enroll right away: https://open.hpi.de/courses/datenschutz2021

Educational platform for e-government extends its free learning offer in May.
The eGov-Campus is set to launch its second open online course on May 31th. In the course Citizen Portals in the Public Sector, Professor Isabella Proeller from the University of Potsdam and Professor Tino Schuppan will introduce you to the topic of One Stop Government and new access options for public service and participation processes. In this context, citizen portals are regarded as the central access and entry point. This module teaches which guiding principles apply in the design and which requirements are needed for the successful implementation of modern access services in multi-level systems.

We hope you find something in our extensive program and look forward to welcoming you to one of our next openHPI courses.

Best regards
the openHPI team

Digital entrepreneurship course & New e-Gov platform


Dear Participants,

We’d love to have you join us for the free online course "Digital Entrepreneurship" that starts today.

Here's a brief summary:

Digital Entrepreneurship (launching April 14).
Until now, entrepreneurial decisions have been surrounded by myths. The HPI course team, led by Prof. Katharina Hölzle, wants to familiarize participants with the basic principles of digital entrepreneurship in a clear and practical way during this 4-week course, held in English. In so-called Coffee Talks, guest speakers enrich the course with valuable insights from practice.

Be a part of it at: https://open.hpi.de/courses/digital_entrepreneurship2021

Educational platform for e-government launches free learning offer in May.
The eGov-Campus, the German educational platform for e-government, is set to launch its first open online course on May 11th. In the course Process Management in the Public Sector, Professor Jörg Becker from the University of Muenster will introduce you to the strategic importance of process management for the modernization of the Public Sector. You will learn the necessary skills for successful process management and how it can support the digital transformation of public administrations - a hot topic.

EMOOCs 2021 / Learning at Scale 2021 will take place online.
From June 22-25, 2021, the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) will host two renowned e-learning conferences. These are the "European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit" (EMOOCs), Europe's most important summit in the field of Massive Open Online Courses, and "ACM Learning at Scale" (L@S), an international conference on scalable e-learning. Both events target the latest scientific findings on online learning. Due to the current situation, the conferences will take place online. Take a look at the renowned keynote speakers, and save the date already! Registration will be open shortly. We hope to see you there!

We look forward to welcoming you to our courses and events! Please feel free to forward this information to acquaintances, friends and colleagues and easily share our course offerings via social media.

Best regards
the openHPI team

New in Program: Digital Entrepreneurship


April is waiting for you with interesting new topics!

clean-IT Forum - Expert forum on sustainability topics.
With the newly created English-language clean-IT Forum, a dedicated channel on openHPI, the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) aims to bring together sustainability experts from around the world to exchange approaches to solutions for digitalization with lower energy consumption. Addressed are, for example, research institutions, IT industry, politics and interest groups. How can the constantly growing energy demand of data centers and applications such as cloud computing, media streaming, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology be managed? The clean-IT Forum is intended to serve as an exchange platform for all those who would like to discuss solutions to this pressing question and present applications in this area.

Did we spark your interest? Click here to register: https://open.hpi.de/clean-it-forum

In contrast to the well-known course format on openHPI, there are no exams or deadlines at the clean-IT Forum. Content is not released on a weekly basis, but is available immediately.

Digital Entrepreneurship (starts April 14)
If you want to learn what digital entrepreneurship is and which ways of thinking and acting are needed to successfully tackle current social challenges with it, you should not miss the four-week English-language course "Digital Entrepreneurship". Prof. Katharina Hölzle, head of the IT Entrepreneurship department, and her team want to use current empirical research findings to show how digital entrepreneurship influences the economy and society and how those involved can work together effectively.

The course is aimed at anyone who is thinking of starting up their own business, but also at anyone who is interested in entrepreneurial topics and entrepreneurial thinking. If you want to join, you should bring a basic knowledge of science and enjoy critical discourse.

Click here to register: https://open.hpi.de/courses/digital_entrepreneurship2021

AI Campus: Free offers on Artificial Intelligence
Would you also like to know more about artificial intelligence (AI), for example, what topics it covers and how AI is changing the way we live and work? Then take a look at the KI-Campus, the learning platform for artificial intelligence. Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the platform offers free online courses, videos and podcasts on AI. While "Introduction to AI" (UnternehmerTUM) or "Launchpad to Fundamental Questions on AI" (Kiron) aim to familiarize a broad target group with the essential technical aspects, functionalities and effects of AI, KI-Campus also features specific offerings such as "Human-Machine Interaction" with DFKI CEO Antonio Krüger. The online course teaches the basics of human-machine interaction. It shows how interactive systems can be designed and evaluated.

We wish you relaxing holidays! See you soon in the course,
the openHPI team

New openHPI Courses in Spring: Blockchain and Process Mining


In recent months, cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have become the big corona winner in the financial investment sector. Starting March 17, 2021, Prof. Christoph Meinel and research assistant Tatiana Gayvoronskaya will answer basic questions about blockchain technology in a new English-language online course on openHPI. For example, what do we know about the legality of blockchain technology? Or another topic that has also been in the focus of much media frenzy: Why are there large price fluctuations in Bitcoin and enormous energy consumption?

We warmly invite anyone who has already dealt with blockchain technology to some extent! The goal of the course is to develop a realistic view of the technology and to dispel the myths that have sprung up around blockchain technology.

Watch our trailer for the course here and enroll for free right now:
https://open.hpi.de/courses/blockchain2021

Cybersecurity Exam
If you want to refresh and test your knowledge on topics related to digital identities, malware and secure communication on the Internet, you shouldn't miss the Cybersecurity Basics Exam (in English). The prerequisite for taking the exam is previous participation in the three short courses Confidential Communication in the Internet, Digital Identities and Cyberthreats by Malware. These can be taken at any time in self-study, so there is nothing to stop you from taking the exam by the end of March.

You can register for the exam here:
https://open.hpi.de/courses/cybersec-exam-4

Computer Anatomy - A Look Inside Your Computer
It's hard to imagine our households without computers. But who actually knows exactly which components are in a computer and how they work together? The student team consisting of Julia Joch, Tarik Alnawa and Henrik Guhl has taken on this topic. In the two-week German-language course, which has just started, they clearly explain the different hardware components such as RAM, hard disk, mainboard or graphics card.

Join the discussion now:
https://open.hpi.de/courses/computeranatomie2021

Recommended listening: Neuland Podcast with Gero Decker
In the latest episode of the HPI podcast "Neuland", host Leon Stebe talks to HPI alumnus and founder Dr. Gero Decker and to Dr. Frank Pawlitschek, head of the HPI School of Entrepreneurship, about the genesis of Signavio and why entrepreneurship should be part of university education at an early stage. What were the hurdles and difficulties on the way to the successful process optimization company Signavio, which was recently acquired by SAP? How do you take away the "German fear of failure" when starting up?

Listen in and subscribe to the Neuland podcast:
https://podcast.hpi.de/

A Step-by-Step Introduction to Process Mining (Start May 5)
Let's stay with the topic of business processes: Prof. Dr. Mathias Weske (Hasso Plattner Institute) and Prof. Dr. Henrik Leopold (Kühne Logistics University) will introduce you to the basics of process mining in a free two-week English-language course starting May 5. In this course, you will learn what data is generated in the course of a business process and how you can convert it into events. You will also learn about the potential of process mining, for example in identifying potential compliance issues.

You can register for the course here:
https://open.hpi.de/courses/processmining2021

Interested in joining the openHPI team?
Do you have ideas and suggestions on how to further improve the platform and would like to implement them yourself? Then apply now for one of our advertised positions as a Cloud Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Rails Developer or on your own initiative. We are also looking for students from the Berlin-Brandenburg region who would like to join the openHPI team as student assistants. We are looking forward to hearing from you! Feel free to forward the information to your friends and colleagues and share our course offers easily via social media.

Best regards
the openHPI team

New openHPI Courses: Cyberthreats by Malware and Structure of a Computer


We hope you are well and looking forward as much as we are to the new openHPI courses that will be starting soon. Tomorrow we are starting with the third course from the cybersecurity series:

Cyberthreats by Malware (starting February 10)

The spread of malware is a huge problem that causes a great deal of damage each year among both individuals and businesses. In this English-language course, the course team, led by Prof. Christoph Meinel, will address various types of this dangerous software. In addition to viruses, worms and Trojans, you will also learn what botnets and ransomware are and how they work. Lastly, the course team will provide you with helpful tips on how to effectively protect yourself from attacks. See you there!

Register at: https://open.hpi.de/courses/malware2021

Participants who have completed all three courses in the Cybersecurity Course Series will have the opportunity to take an exam on the complete material beginning March 1, and to receive a certificate of achievement and a qualifying certificate for doing so. Click here for more information on the Cybersecurity Exam.

Computeranatomie - Ein Blick ins Innere deines Rechners
(Start March 10)

If you want to know how a computer is built and how the hardware components work and interact, you should enroll in the 2-week German-language course Computeranatomie - Ein Blick ins Innere deines Rechners. The student team consisting of Julia Joch, Tarik Alnawa and Henrik Guhl explains the most important components of a computer for beginners. Week 1 covers the CPU, RAM, hard drive and various connections, while week 2 focuses on the graphics card, mainboard, power supply, housing and cooling.

Click here to register: https://open.hpi.de/courses/computeranatomie2021

EMOOCs 2021 - European MOOC Conference to take place in Potsdam

From June 22-25, the European MOOC Stakeholder Summit (EMOOCs) will take place at HPI in Potsdam as well as online. We would like to call on anyone who has something to contribute to the topic of MOOCs and scaling e-learning to submit a conference paper here.

More details about the conference program and the call for papers can be found here: https://emoocs2021.eu/.

Reminder: Participate in study on MOOC use during Corona

If you have not yet participated in our online survey on the impact of Corona-related limitations, we would greatly appreciate your assistance with this important research topic here: https://open.hpi.de/go/survey/439639. Thank you.

Best regards and stay healthy,
the openHPI Team

Vaccination Courses on OpenWHO & Cybersecurity Exam on openHPI


As we begin the new year – and close an unprecedented year for global health – we wanted to take a minute to notify you that a free online course on COVID-19 vaccination is available to anyone interested on WHO’s learning platform OpenWHO.org. You can access the training here: https://openwho.org/courses/covid-19-vaccination-healthworkers-en.

Please feel free to share the link with your networks and include it as a resource on your websites so we can bring this life-saving knowledge to an even larger audience. We are counting on you to help us spread the word, as the world faces the consequences and fatigue of the first year of the pandemic.

The OpenWHO platform is continuing to expand its course offerings and was recently recognized at the Learning Technologies Awards for the ‘Best international digital transformation of a training programme in response to COVID-19.’ If you are interested, there are 150 COVID-19 courses available on the platform across more than 40 languages.

Cybersecurity Course Series just started - Join now!

We would like to remind you that the first course of openHPI's cybersecurity series has started. If you are interested in the topic of cryptography, you should have a look at "Confidential communication in the Internet". In the first week of the course, you will learn how the security situation looks like and which interesting attacks have occurred. Furthermore, the course team wants to discuss with you what the basic security objectives are and how we can implement them.

It is still possible to join the course and get a marked confirmation of participation. There is also the possibility to take a Cybersecurity exam in March on the content of all three cybersecurity courses (Confidential Communication in the Internet, Digital Identities, Cyberthreats by Malware) and get a qualified certificate or record of achievement.

MOOCs in Times of COVID-19

Furthermore, we would be very happy if you support our work by participating in this online survey: https://open.hpi.de/go/survey/439639. In it, we would like to find out how you experience the time of COVID-related restrictions and how this affects your educational, professional, or family situation.

Wishing you a safe and healthy 2021.

Best regards,
the openHPI team